Slight decrease in average PRS rents

Average rents in Scotland’s private rented sector fell in the final quarter of 2016 by 0.9 per cent on the year to stand at £739 per month, according to new figures.

Published 19 January 2017

Surveyors expect house prices and rents to continue upward trajectory

House prices in Scotland continued to go up last month with further increases expected over the next three months, surveyors have reported.

Published 19 January 2017

Concerns that thousands of private landlords are unaware of laws

Shelter Scotland has raised concerns that thousands of private landlords may be operating without full knowledge of their legal responsibilities.

Published 11 January 2017

DWP accused of ‘peddling lies and deliberately misleading the public’

Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes, has accused a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson of “peddling lies and deliberately misleading the public” to justify the Westminster government’s “brutal” cuts to welfare.

Published 9 January 2017

Success for Dundee’s Private Landlord Support Officer Project

A project which provides support to private landlords in Dundee is having a positive impact in its first year of operation, councillors will hear next week.

Published 6 January 2017

Almost 1,200 homes earmarked for former Glasgow department store site

Plans have been revealed to build almost 1,200 private flats and student rooms on land that once housed a Glasgow department store.

Published 5 January 2017

Labour calls for PRS reform amid £2bn housing benefit spend to private landlords

New figures which reveal that private landlords in Scotland have made billions of pounds from housing benefit claimants in five years have led to calls for reform in the sector by Scottish Labour.

Published 4 January 2017

New office for Weslo Property Management

Weslo Property Management (WPM), the private rented arm of Weslo Housing Management, formally took up residence in its new offices at 133a Glasgow Road in Bathgate this week.

Published 21 December 2016

Blog: Time for action to back up words on Build-to-Rent

Richard Slipper from GVA on what the Scottish Government can do to address the nation’s housing shortage ahead of today’s Budget.

Published 15 December 2016

Blog: Professionalising the PRS whilst supporting its ‘accidental’ landlords

By Shelter Scotland private landlord support officer Laura Fairlie

Published 9 December 2016

Scottish Association of Landlords welcome bans for rogue Glasgow landlords

Action to ban nine private landlords from renting properties in Glasgow has been welcomed by the Scottish Association of Landlords.

Published 1 December 2016

Govan Law Centre celebrates funding for Private Rented Tenants Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the news that the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Communities Programme is providing a grant over three years to establish its Private Rented Tenants Project.

Published 1 December 2016

Nine men struck off Glasgow landlord register

Nine rogue landlords have been barred from renting properties in Glasgow after failing to meet legal obligations.

Published 29 November 2016

A quarter of renters in Scotland say they have a slum landlord

A quarter of tenants that rent in Scotland have described their current renting conditions as a “nightmare”, higher than anywhere else in the UK, according to new research.

Published 28 November 2016

Blog: Tenancy Deposit Scheme – Tenants win recent court case

Jenny Love discusses a case at Edinburgh Sheriff Court involving a landlord who breached tenancy deposit regulations.

Published 28 November 2016