Sigma Capital launches first PRS development in Scotland

Private rented sector (PRS) and urban regeneration specialist Sigma has started work on its first Scottish PRS development with 75 new homes to be delivered at Bertha Park.

Published 23 February 2021

Legislation for short-term lets licensing scheme withdrawn

The Scottish Government has withdrawn its planned legislation on short-term lets from the Scottish Parliament to allow for draft guidance to be developed.

Published 19 February 2021

The role of PRS landlords in making a rented house a home

Steve Rolfe and Kim McKee (University of Stirling) present an overview of a new research report that they have produced, along with Tom Simcock, Julie Feather and Jenny Hoolachan, which considers what landlords can do to make their tenants feel more at home in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Published 18 February 2021

Edinburgh landlord charges tenants 50p for shower

A landlord in Edinburgh is advertising single rooms to rent with pre-paid electricity meters charging tenants 50p to use the shower

Published 18 February 2021

Glasgow students to receive £2,800 from landlord after tribunal ruling

A landlord who did not secure the deposit from two Glasgow students has been ordered to pay them £2,800 after a tribunal ruling.

Published 11 February 2021

Main contractor named to deliver Holland Park build-to-rent development

Robertson Construction has been awarded a £78 million contract to deliver Moda Living’s first build-to-rent development in Glasgow. 

Published 8 February 2021

Housing minister 'counters misinformation and misunderstanding' ahead of short-term lets evidence session

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has written to the Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee ahead of its evidence session tomorrow when it will consider the short-term lets Licensing Order and Control Area Regulations.

Published 2 February 2021

Lomond completes four acquisitions in three cities

Scottish estate agency and lettings group Lomond has announced the completion of four acquisitions following the recent announcement of its merger with Linley & Simpson.

Published 28 January 2021

Housing minister urged to act now to prevent unfair evictions

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to revisit the Private Rented Tenancy regime to prevent landlords evicting tenants on unfair grounds following an award of the first wrongful termination order.

Published 26 January 2021

RTPI Scotland gives cautious welcome to short-term let proposals

The success of Scottish Government proposals to regulate short-term lets such as AirBnB is dependent on new funding to support implementation by planning departments, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 26 January 2021

Self caterers and B&Bs unite to oppose short-term lets regulations

With new regulations on short-term lets set to be put before the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee next month, Scottish Land & Estates has teamed up with other organisations to state their case against the proposals.

Published 25 January 2021

Scottish Greens back Citizens’ Assembly's call for rent controls

The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

Ministers reject Edinburgh short-term let enforcement notice appeals

Appeals into enforcement notices served by the City of Edinburgh Council to bring the unlawful use of properties for short-term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 January 2021

Gavin Yates: Eviction ban extended – still more action needed

In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law.

Published 12 January 2021

Ground-breaking decision 'highlights inadequate protection for PRS tenants'

The Housing & Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (FTS) has made the first ever award of a Wrongful Termination Order, penalising a landlord who had evicted a tenant on bogus grounds.

Published 11 January 2021