PRS



Up to 1,000 more Build to Rent homes planned at Harbour Gateway

A Build to Rent project on Edinburgh’s Western Harbour is planning to expand as residents are welcomed into the latest phase of the development.

Published 29 May 2019

West Dunbartonshire introduces Help to Rent scheme

A new scheme to help residents gain access to private property rentals has been launched by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 23 May 2019

Sigma provided with additional £200m for PRS investment

Edinburgh-headquartered residential development and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has secured a further £200 million funding boost to invest in new-build homes for the private rented sector.

Published 22 May 2019

Green MSP blasts 'watering down' of Planning Bill amendment

Green MSP Andy Wightman has accused the SNP and Scottish Conservatives of attempting to "sabotage" his proposals to tighten controls over short-term lets.

Published 22 May 2019

Free forum event for Highland landlords

The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, are inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding common repairs and building maintenance in flats and how to deal with any problems that may arise.

Published 22 May 2019

Tenants’ union to protest against Edinburgh letting agent offering ‘sham’ holiday lets

Protestors will tomorrow demonstrate outside the premises of an Edinburgh letting agent accused of exploiting tenants by offering “sham holiday lets”.

Published 16 May 2019

Scottish Labour brings forward private rent reform bill

A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour.

Published 15 May 2019

England: Shelter launches £600,000 PRS fund for Greater Manchester

A £600,000 pot of funding has been launched in Greater Manchester which aims to find real-life solutions to the housing problems facing thousands of vulnerable private renters in the city.

Published 13 May 2019

Landlords 'abusing' holiday let contracts to undermine tenants' rights

Landlords are abusing Airbnb-style "holiday let" contracts to evade their responsibilities to tenants, some of whom are staying in their properties for up to 10 months or more, according to a damning new report.

Published 2 May 2019

Expert highlights rent controls as key to reducing poverty in Edinburgh

The independent chair of a commission tasked with tackling poverty in Edinburgh has called for the introduction of strict rent controls in the city.

Published 30 April 2019

£150m scheme to provide deposit support for struggling first-time buyers

The Scottish Government is to create a £150 million national pilot scheme to provide support for first-time buyers and has also launched a consultation of short-term lets.

Published 29 April 2019

‘First of a kind’ PRS investment fund launched by Sigma

Edinburgh property group Sigma has launched a new Scottish Government-backed fund to invest in Scotland’s private rented sector.

Published 29 April 2019

Mid-market rent investment fund makes first site acquisitions

A housing investment fund set up last year by the Scottish Government and Places for People Group’s fund management arm has acquired its first two developments.

Published 29 April 2019

Clyde Property acquires two letting portfolios

Estate agency Clyde Property has increased the coverage and diversity of its rental offering throughout central Scotland with the acquisition of the portfolios of property companies Gordon Shields and Wura Property.

Published 29 April 2019

Management executive completes buyout of Glasgow lettings firm

Glasgow-based Newton Property Management has sold its lettings business to one of its senior executives.

Published 24 April 2019