Plans lodged for 685 sustainable homes for rent at Portcullis House

Watkin Jones Group has submitted a planning application for a new residential development on the site of Portcullis House at Charing Cross in Glasgow.

Published 12 August 2021

City of Edinburgh Council launches consultation on short term let controls

A consultation is set to begin next month following consideration of a report published by the City of Edinburgh Council outlining a draft proposal to designate the whole city as a short term let (STL) control area.

Published 6 August 2021

Malcolm Combe: Are landmark laws failing those tricked out of their homes by landlords?

Scotland introduced a new private sector residential letting vehicle, known as the private residential tenancy (PRT), when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in December 2017.

Published 4 August 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland warns of impending crisis for private renters

New data has been published which highlights an increase of renters in the private sector who have been struggling to make ends meet throughout the pandemic, with concerns that this could lead to more rent arrears and even evictions after Covid-linked support is withdrawn.

Published 4 August 2021

Plans submitted for serviced apartments conversion in Glasgow city centre

Glasgow City Council has received plans to convert the floors of historic city centre buildings into a large serviced apartment complex.

Published 30 July 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 22 July 2021

Second report launched into wellbeing in private rented sector

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) will launch its latest report today which aims to increase understanding of how living in the private rented sector affects wellbeing.

Published 21 July 2021

Report: Health and Wellbeing in the private rented sector

The first of two papers looking at ‘Health and Wellbeing in the private rented sector’ has been published by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) exploring the relationship between living in the private rented sector and subjective wellbeing.

Published 8 July 2021

Private landlords urged to complete survey on impact of pandemic

A survey has been launched to address a data shortfall around the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on landlords and their operations.

Published 6 July 2021

John Lewis unveils plans to enter build to rent market

Retailer John Lewis is preparing to become a major private landlord after unveiling plans to build 10,000 new homes on land it owns across the UK.

Published 5 July 2021

Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions

Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort.

Published 28 June 2021

Launch of consultation on licensing order for short term lets

A consultation on the details of a licensing scheme for short term lets will take place over seven weeks this summer.

Published 28 June 2021

New private social letting agency launched by Aberdeen Cyrenians

Aberdeen Cyrenians has launched a new style of letting agency based on private social letting and the Housing First principles.

Published 25 June 2021

Scottish Greens call for greater role for tenants unions

The Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Resilience Group should include a role for tenant’s unions, the Scottish Greens have said.

Published 17 June 2021

New approaches help Edinburgh prevent more than 300 cases of homelessness

More than 300 households living in the private rented sector have been prevented from becoming homeless in just over a year thanks to the help of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Private Rented Service (PRS) Team.

Published 15 June 2021