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

New report highlights benefits of short-term rentals in Scotland

Scotland’s short-term rental sector generates £723 million of economic activity every year, a new report has claimed.

Published 29 June 2018

Call for more stringent controls on electrical safety in privately rented accommodation

The campaigning body for Scotland’s electrotechnical trade industry has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration.

Published 27 June 2018

Call for state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent’ scandal

Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported.

Published 4 June 2018

Places for People targets UK private rented sector with £300m joint venture

Places for People has entered into a £330m joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.

Published 1 June 2018

Highland Council needs more research before making rent pressure zone application

More research and local dialogue is required in order for Highland Council to consider making a rent pressure zone (RPZ) application, councillors have heard.

Published 30 May 2018

Blog: Landlords and others must be part of benefits solution

Landlords are ready to play their part to help ensure households on lower incomes are not priced out of city living, says John Blackwood at the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 28 May 2018