Generation Rent to help build new consultation process for Dundee private renters

Tenant activist group Generation Rent has teamed up with Dundee City Council to launch a new programme of private renter engagement in the city.

Published 10 May 2021

Cockburn Association ‘concerned’ as government grants permission for Old Town short-term-let conversion

After a Scottish Government Reporter reversed on appeal the decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to refuse a Change of Use application to short-term holiday let at Johnston Terrace, heritage body The Cockburn Association shares its concerns regarding the events and their implications.

Published 23 April 2021

Scottish landlords 'frustrated' by lack of government support

Hundreds of landlords and property professionals have hit out at a lack of Scottish Government support as a range of measures are called on to help protect this critical part of the nation's housing stock.

Published 22 April 2021

'Affordable' build to rent flats form revised plans for Gorbals site

Craighead Properties has lodged revised plans for a residential development on an old industrial site between the Gorbals and Govanhill which it said will provide "a new model of housing" for Glasgow and Scotland.

Published 13 April 2021

Jennifer Harris: Innovating to improve access to advice for renters

Jennifer Harris, senior research associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), looks at how new UK-wide research highlights examples of how services are adapting to improve access to advice and information for people living in the private rented sector. This is part of a wider programme of work funded by TDS Charitable Foundation and Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust.

Published 6 April 2021

Paul Harper: Scotland’s first wrongful termination order

Private residential landlords would be wise to take notice of Scotland’s first wrongful termination order. It establishes the fact that the law has teeth and can bite, writes Paul Harper.

Published 23 March 2021

Sigma Capital launches first PRS development in Scotland

Private rented sector (PRS) and urban regeneration specialist Sigma has started work on its first Scottish PRS development with 75 new homes to be delivered at Bertha Park.

Published 23 February 2021

Legislation for short-term lets licensing scheme withdrawn

The Scottish Government has withdrawn its planned legislation on short-term lets from the Scottish Parliament to allow for draft guidance to be developed.

Published 19 February 2021

The role of PRS landlords in making a rented house a home

Steve Rolfe and Kim McKee (University of Stirling) present an overview of a new research report that they have produced, along with Tom Simcock, Julie Feather and Jenny Hoolachan, which considers what landlords can do to make their tenants feel more at home in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Published 18 February 2021

Edinburgh landlord charges tenants 50p for shower

A landlord in Edinburgh is advertising single rooms to rent with pre-paid electricity meters charging tenants 50p to use the shower

Published 18 February 2021

Glasgow students to receive £2,800 from landlord after tribunal ruling

A landlord who did not secure the deposit from two Glasgow students has been ordered to pay them £2,800 after a tribunal ruling.

Published 11 February 2021

Main contractor named to deliver Holland Park build-to-rent development

Robertson Construction has been awarded a £78 million contract to deliver Moda Living’s first build-to-rent development in Glasgow. 

Published 8 February 2021

Housing minister 'counters misinformation and misunderstanding' ahead of short-term lets evidence session

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has written to the Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee ahead of its evidence session tomorrow when it will consider the short-term lets Licensing Order and Control Area Regulations.

Published 2 February 2021

Lomond completes four acquisitions in three cities

Scottish estate agency and lettings group Lomond has announced the completion of four acquisitions following the recent announcement of its merger with Linley & Simpson.

Published 28 January 2021

Housing minister urged to act now to prevent unfair evictions

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to revisit the Private Rented Tenancy regime to prevent landlords evicting tenants on unfair grounds following an award of the first wrongful termination order.

Published 26 January 2021