PRS



Upper Tribunal rules pro indiviso tenant did not have private residential tenancy

A woman who appealed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland on the basis of her claim she did not have a private residential tenancy (PRT) under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 has had her appeal refused by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

Published 30 September 2019

Edinburgh landlords to receive training on dispute management

Edinburgh landlords and letting agents are to receive a workshop on managing disputes over tenancy deposits.

Published 26 September 2019

Housing and Property Chamber erred in dismissing case as ‘frivolous and vexatious’, Upper Tribunal rules

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FtT) was wrong to dismiss an application to hear a dispute as “frivolous and vexatious”, the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UT) has ruled.

Published 25 September 2019

Springfield enters private rented market with new Sigma partnership

Springfield Properties is to deliver its first homes for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and is targeting the release of hundreds of homes over the coming years.

Published 25 September 2019

Dunfermline tenants celebrate SafeDeposits Scotland’s half millionth deposit

A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 25 September 2019

Housing market is not preparing for ageing population, says Apropos by DJ Alexander

Apropos by DJ Alexander believes that the property market must adapt to the changing needs of Britain's ageing population.

Published 20 September 2019

New housing development plans for former Dundee care home

A new housing development will be built by Persimmon Homes on the Wellburn House site in Lochee if Dundee City Council approves the plans.

Published 17 September 2019

The end is nigh for let only tenancies, says Apropos

Apropos by DJ Alexander believes that it is the beginning of the end for let only tenancies.

Published 16 September 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

Govanhill Housing Association reaches 300th property in buy and repair programme

Govanhill Housing Association’s bid to improve living conditions in the area reached another milestone this week with the purchase of its 300th property.

Published 12 September 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

Inverness landlords to receive dispute management training

Landlords in Inverness can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes.

Published 10 September 2019

England: Landlords introduce 'pet rent' to replace banned letting fees

Landlords in England have started to charge “pet rent” in an effort to recoup losses from a ban on unfair letting fees, according to reports.

Published 6 September 2019

Howsy secures £5m investment

Online property management platform Howsy has announced an investment raise of £5 million.

Published 4 September 2019

Landlord accreditation schemes join forces to provide specialist training for Scottish letting agents

safeagent and Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) have partnered to provide Scottish letting agents with a unique offering of specialist training and professional development.

Published 3 September 2019