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Surge in Scotland’s Build to Rent sector as pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes

The pipeline of homes in Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector has increased by a third in the past year to reach more than 7,200, according to a new report.

Published 27 August 2019

Expanding factoring company FirstPort Scotland appoints new business development manager

A factoring company which manages the homes of over 11,000 people throughout Scotland is set to expand.

Published 26 August 2019

Perth landlords urged to attend DWP event

Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 26 August 2019

Dundee landlords urged to attend free DWP event about Universal Credit

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has urged Dundee landlords to attend a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 22 August 2019

North East landlords ‘among Scotland’s best’ for deposit protection

Landlords of rented properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being praised for renting responsibly after SafeDeposits Scotland researched rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits.

Published 15 August 2019

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order.

Published 12 August 2019

Manchester pilots ban on short-term lets at new development

Manchester City Council has introduced a ban to prevent buyers of homes at a new development from sub-letting the properties or selling them to private landlords.

Published 2 August 2019

Report: The private rented sector in the UK

With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 1 August 2019

More than 80% of Scots support taxes on holiday lets

A plan to impose taxes on holiday let landlords is backed by 84% of Scots, according to a new YouGov poll, with 63% of these people saying that “all” or “most” of this money should be ring-fenced to improve local housing.

Published 31 July 2019

UK: Airbnb host evicted and fined for letting council flat

A council tenant has been evicted and ordered to pay more than £100,000 for illegally subletting his council flat in London as a holiday home through Airbnb.

Published 30 July 2019

Dr Gareth James: Short-term lets – the need for balance, regulation, and better data

CaCHE knowledge exchange associate, Dr Gareth James, reflects on the recent CaCHE seminar which focused on evidence and experiences of short-term lets from three global cities: Sydney, Dublin and Edinburgh.

Published 26 July 2019

Regulations for short-term lets ‘must be proportionate and enforceable’, says CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has welcomed proposals for a flexible regulatory system for short-term lets that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors, but has raised concerns about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.

Published 22 July 2019

Edinburgh calls for short-term lets licensing regime

The City of Edinburgh Council has set out its case for a licensing regime to be introduced for properties being rented out for more than 28 days in a calendar year.

Published 22 July 2019

Over-regulation of short-term lets ‘could pose risk to rural tourism’

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has called on the Scottish Government to ensure local authorities have the powers to apply any new regulations for short-term lets to only those areas that have recognised issues with anti-social behaviour or a housing shortage.

Published 19 July 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.

Published 18 July 2019