PRS



Tenant’s private residential tenancy appeal dismissed

A tenant in a house of multiple occupancy who claimed she and her landlords were subject to a private residential tenancy (PRT) has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 17 October 2019

Edinburgh landlord fined £7,500 running ‘sham’ holiday-let

An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.

Published 17 October 2019

Private landlords give cautious welcome to Scottish Labour Housing Commission

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the Scottish Labour Party’s Housing Commission report but warned that knee-jerk regulation could prevent the goals of the commission being delivered.

Published 14 October 2019

Scottish tenants 'forget half a million pounds in unclaimed deposits'

Scottish tenants could be due hundreds of pounds as SafeDeposits Scotland revealed that nearly 2,000 renters haven’t claimed tenancy deposits worth over £500,000.

Published 11 October 2019

Glasgow landlord fined £270 for trying to collect rent illegally

A Glasgow landlord has been fined after he demanded rent from a tenant despite having been issued a council ban.

Published 9 October 2019

Upper Tribunal rules pro indiviso tenant did not have private residential tenancy

A woman who appealed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland on the basis of her claim she did not have a private residential tenancy (PRT) under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 has had her appeal refused by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

Published 30 September 2019

Edinburgh landlords to receive training on dispute management

Edinburgh landlords and letting agents are to receive a workshop on managing disputes over tenancy deposits.

Published 26 September 2019

Housing and Property Chamber erred in dismissing case as ‘frivolous and vexatious’, Upper Tribunal rules

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FtT) was wrong to dismiss an application to hear a dispute as “frivolous and vexatious”, the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has ruled.

Published 25 September 2019

Springfield enters private rented market with new Sigma partnership

Springfield Properties is to deliver its first homes for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and is targeting the release of hundreds of homes over the coming years.

Published 25 September 2019

Dunfermline tenants celebrate SafeDeposits Scotland’s half millionth deposit

A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 25 September 2019

Housing market is not preparing for ageing population, says Apropos by DJ Alexander

Apropos by DJ Alexander believes that the property market must adapt to the changing needs of Britain's ageing population.

Published 20 September 2019

New housing development plans for former Dundee care home

A new housing development will be built by Persimmon Homes on the Wellburn House site in Lochee if Dundee City Council approves the plans.

Published 17 September 2019

The end is nigh for let only tenancies, says Apropos

Apropos by DJ Alexander believes that it is the beginning of the end for let only tenancies.

Published 16 September 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

Govanhill Housing Association reaches 300th property in buy and repair programme

Govanhill Housing Association’s bid to improve living conditions in the area reached another milestone this week with the purchase of its 300th property.

Published 12 September 2019