Govanhill Law Centre prevents instant eviction of family of EU citizens without notice

Govanhill Law Centre (GhLC) prevented the instant eviction of a family of European Union nationals with four young children last week by lodging a sheriff court appeal.

Published 24 September 2018

Scottish tenant survey shows ‘surprising lack of awareness’ around deposits

A surprising number of Scottish tenants don’t know their rights when it comes to claiming back their deposits and that they could be losing out on money, according to the largest survey of its kind.

Published 17 September 2018

Letting agents reminded to join new register by October

Letting agents in Scotland are being reminded to join a new register, designed as part of a range of measures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Published 10 September 2018

New PRS regulations result in membership boost for landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord organisation has reported a sharp surge in membership as large and small scale landlords seek to understand and implement the raft of new regulations governing the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 3 September 2018

England: Shelter plans legal action to tackle discrimination of tenants on benefits

A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit.

Published 22 August 2018

Landlords urged to protect tenancy deposits during ‘busiest month’

Landlords in Scotland are being urged to make sure they register their tenants’ deposits correctly during the busiest month for new rentals.

Published 21 August 2018

Almost half of people made homeless due to rent arrears lived in private sector

Almost half of people made homeless in Scotland due to rent arrears in the last year lived in the private rented sector (PRS), new analysis has shown.

Published 20 August 2018

Private rented sector tenants living in poverty up 75% in a decade

The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis.

Published 16 August 2018

Edinburgh Festival ‘at risk’ due to Scottish rental reforms

A landlord’s organisation has bemoaned rental reforms in Scotland which it said have deterred investment and affected the supply of rented homes to the point that future Edinburgh Festivals could be at risk.

Published 14 August 2018

Edinburgh to discuss recommendations to improve regulation of short term let industry

A team dedicated to dealing with complaints about short term lets could be set up in Edinburgh under new proposals being considered by the local authority.

Published 3 August 2018

Greens publish Planning Bill amendments to limit growth of holiday homes

A Scottish Green Party MSP is proposing changes to the law to help local councils tackle Scotland's housing crisis by controlling the growth in private homes being used as holiday accommodation.

Published 24 July 2018

England: Fixed Term Tenancies: Social housing at a cross-roads

A new I-SPHERE report reveals how housing associations and local authorities in England are using Fixed Term Tenancies. Beth Watts shares the main findings and reflects on their implications for the social housing sector.

Published 24 July 2018

Homes for Good receives £2.8m investment to boost social property provision in Glasgow

Social letting agency Homes for Good has received a £2.85 million investment to increase its provision of social and affordable housing in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Published 16 July 2018

New tenancy arrangements ‘a turning point for lettings sector in Scotland’

The major legislative changes introduced in Scotland’s letting sector are a major turning point but should not be feared by landlords, according to independent property consultancy Galbraith.

Published 9 July 2018

Glasgow landlord hails rented housing as ‘vital’ for city economy

Ensuring a supply of high-quality private rented housing is vital to support Glasgow’s economy, according to a major city landlord.

Published 6 July 2018