PRS



Self caterers and B&Bs unite to oppose short-term lets regulations

With new regulations on short-term lets set to be put before the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee next month, Scottish Land & Estates has teamed up with other organisations to state their case against the proposals.

Published 25 January 2021

Scottish Greens back Citizens’ Assembly's call for rent controls

The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

Ministers reject Edinburgh short-term let enforcement notice appeals

Appeals into enforcement notices served by the City of Edinburgh Council to bring the unlawful use of properties for short-term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 January 2021

Gavin Yates: Eviction ban extended – still more action needed

In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law.

Published 12 January 2021

Ground-breaking decision 'highlights inadequate protection for PRS tenants'

The Housing & Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (FTS) has made the first ever award of a Wrongful Termination Order, penalising a landlord who had evicted a tenant on bogus grounds.

Published 11 January 2021

Call to extend eviction ban until April

Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer and the Govan Law Centre (GLC) have called on the Scottish Government to extend the winter eviction ban until April to bring it in line with the end of the furlough scheme. 

Published 5 January 2021

Glasgow tenants to influence rent reform in city

Glasgow residents will have their say on possible reforms to the private rented sector in the city after councillors agreed that there is a rent crisis.

Published 15 December 2020

Christmas eviction ban introduced for private tenants

Enforcement of evictions from rented properties will be halted in Scotland for a six week period until mid-January, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 4 December 2020

Bowman Rebecchi expands into residential market with Newton Letting joint venture

Gourock-based commercial property firm Bowman Rebecchi has expanded into the residential letting sector with Glasgow-headquartered agency Newton Letting.

Published 4 December 2020

Bertha Park Village to host first PRS homes from Springfield Properties

Springfield Properties will shortly enter the private rental sector (PRS) market after being granted planning approval for 75 homes at its Bertha Park Village in Perth.

Published 2 December 2020

Rise in private sector rents spark call for more social housing

An increase of rents in Scotland's private sector despite the pandemic is evidence that the country’s housing system is broken and that more social housing is needed, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 25 November 2020

Early communication and mediation best way to solve COVID rental issues, says landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords and tenants to work together to sustain tenancies at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure tenants access all available support to pay their rent.

Published 23 November 2020

Douglas Robertson: Tenancy change impacts - You don’t always get what you want (quickly)

Professor Douglas Robertson presents RentBetter's Baseline Findings on its three-year research programme on the impact of private rented sector tenancy reform in Scotland.

Published 11 November 2020

Falkirk Council hosts virtual private sector landlord event

Falkirk Council delivered a virtual event for private landlords and agents last month to promote good practice within the private sector in the council area.

Published 4 November 2020

Short-term lets regulations 'could take £1m a day out of Scottish economy'

Airbnb has commissioned new analysis which claims that proposals from the Scottish Government to regulate short-term lets could put 17,000 jobs at risk and take almost £1 million a day out of the Scottish economy.

Published 30 October 2020