Stirling to host 6th annual Private Rented Sector Open Day

Private landlords and agents are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Private Rented Sector Open Day and Conference organised by Stirling Council.

Published 10 May 2018

Glasgow landlords earn £1.6m for temporary homelessness accommodation provision

Glasgow City Council has paid out more than £1.6 million to private landlords for providing temporary homeless accommodation over the last five years, according to new figures.

Published 30 April 2018

Private landlord opens new rural housing development in Angus

A developer and landlord has opened a new housing development in the Angus village of Inverkeilor.

Published 30 April 2018

Scottish tenants due over half a million pounds in unclaimed deposits

More than half a million pounds in unclaimed tenancy deposits is owed to private tenants across the country with Edinburgh the area with the highest number of unclaimed deposits, according to new figures.

Published 26 April 2018

New data highlights build-to-rent gap between Scotland and UK regions

The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.

Published 26 April 2018

Private rents rising faster than wages, Scottish Labour warns

Scottish Labour is maintaining its recent push for the cost of private renting to be controlled with new analysis which reveals that the cost of private rented accommodation in Scotland is rising faster than workers’ wages over the last five years.

Published 16 April 2018

English landlords operating in Scotland up 430% since 2012

The number of English landlords registering tenancy deposits on properties in Scotland has risen by over 430% since 2012, according to new research by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 12 April 2018

Aberdeen Standard Investments launches first pan-European housing fund

A new fund has been launched by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to invest in the residential sector in Europe’s leading cities.

Published 5 April 2018

Private renters increasingly squeezed into overcrowded properties, finds Scottish Labour

The number of overcrowded households in the private rented sector has more than doubled since 2012, according to new analysis from Scottish Labour.

Published 3 April 2018

Hackathon finds digital solutions to improve private renting

A three-day hackathon over last weekend saw seven teams comprising technical and entrepreneurial minds from across Scotland compete against each other to find new digital solutions to help improve private renting for everyone involved in the sector.

Published 28 March 2018

EastEnders praised for raising tenancy deposit issues

SafeDeposits Scotland has praised EastEnders on a recent storyline tackling issues faced by some in the private rented sector and has provided advice for others who may be in similar situations.

Published 23 March 2018

Second homes tax ‘weakening’ property market by driving landlords out

An estate agent has bemoaned tax changes for second homeowners for “driving landlords out” of the private rented sector and triggering a sell-off by investors.

Published 20 March 2018

Views sought on expanding landlord information and changing application fees

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposals for reviewing the current landlord registration fee structure and expanding the range of prescribed information applicants must provide to local authorities.

Published 16 March 2018

Blog: Fighting discriminatory letting agents with the Equality Act

Frank Jarvis summarises some recent cases where the Equality Act was deployed against letting agents discriminating against prospective tenants.

Published 16 March 2018

Plans approved for 433-home build to rent development at former Glasgow police HQ

Private rented housing developer Moda has secured planning permission to transform the old Strathclyde Police headquarters in Glasgow into a ‘build-to-rent neighbourhood’.

Published 14 March 2018