PRS



Autumn Statement: £1.4bn affordable housing pledge and ban for letting agent fees

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to unveil a £1.4 billion investment in affordable housing and introduce measures to ban letting agents from charging upfront fees as he unveils the UK government’s Autumn Statement later today.

Published 23 November 2016

Free landlord seminars offer insight into legislative and tax changes

Angus based estate and lettings agency Wardhaugh Property has announced a series of seminars in partnership with EQ Accountants LLP on the private rented sector to help landlords understand implications of recent legislative and tax changes, as well as advise on the impact of Brexit and any further changes to come.

Published 15 November 2016

Homes for Good crowned Social Enterprise of the Year

A Scottish letting agency has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to placing ethics and social change at the centre of its business model after being named Social Enterprise of the Year, the top prize at this year’s Social Enterprise Awards Scotland.

Published 14 November 2016

Landlords and Scottish Government redouble efforts for better enforcement of regulations

Scottish landlords will today announce their support for new action by the Scottish Government to encourage better enforcement of laws and regulations to force rogue and illegal players out of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and provide a better service for tenants.

Published 8 November 2016

UK Property Awards success for Aberdeen PRS development

Aberdeen’s first private rental scheme development has been named the best residential high rise development in the UK round of the International Property Awards, at which the company received a total of nine prizes.

Published 8 November 2016

Landlords urged to ‘get their house in order’

Significant tax changes affecting landlords will be outlined as part of National Landlord Day tomorrow.

Published 7 November 2016

Glasgow Homelessness Network set to benefit from share of £150k fund

Glasgow Homelessness Network is to receive a share of a new £150,000 fund to help homeless people - or those at risk of homelessness - to rent a home.

Published 7 November 2016

Scottish renters among most at risk from dangerous gas appliances

More than a third of landlords in Scotland are unaware of their responsibility to check gas appliances, despite dangerous appliances being found in a fifth of privately-rented accommodation, new research has revealed.

Published 27 October 2016

New landlord electrical safety guidelines for Dumfries and Galloway

A series of new landlord electrical safety guidelines are due to come into effect in Dumfries and Galloway.

Published 26 October 2016

Scottish landlords take case against ‘harmful’ tax changes to the Treasury

Scottish landlords’ representatives will hold a series of meetings in London this week to thank Scottish MPs for their support in trying to reverse proposed tax changes which they argue will threaten investment in Scotland and harm the supply of affordable housing.

Published 20 October 2016

Scottish Cities Alliance launches new PRS prospectus at UK property trade show

A partnership which aims to attract investment into Scotland’s seven cities has showcased its new Private Rented Sector Prospectus to UK property developers during the MIPIM UK property trade show in London.

Published 20 October 2016

Student halls deal sees Dundee firm become Scotland’s largest independent residential landlord

A Dundee property and investment firm has unveiled a “multi-million pound plan” to create affordable homes after it acquired a block of Abertay University halls of residence.

Published 19 October 2016

Buy to let rents rise 5.4 per cent in a year

Prices in Scotland rental market have risen by 5.4 per cent in the last 12 months with Edinburgh and Lothians home to the highest rents in Scotland.

Published 17 October 2016

Update: Students sue landlady over breach of tenancy deposit regulations

Last week Scottish Housing News reported on the victory of students who sued for the return of their rent deposit. Our sister publication, Scottish Legal News, is today publishing a full case report.

Published 14 October 2016

Third of Scottish landlords ‘worried about Brexit effect’

More than a third of landlords in Scotland’s private rented sector think that leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their ability to attract tenants in the future, according to a new survey.

Published 12 October 2016