Govan Law Centre's PRS advice team introduces financial health service

A private rented sector advice project set up by Govan Law Centre is now offering a financial health check to its clients.

Published 23 February 2017

Rent campaigners claim victory over Santander buy-to-let ‘rent rise clause’

High street banking giant Santander has confirmed that it will remove a clause in its buy-to-let mortgages which housing campaigners claimed previously forced landlords to get "the maximum increase in the rent".

Published 17 February 2017

Blog: Consultation on Universal Credit regulations

Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.

Published 17 February 2017

New PRS landlord registration system goes live

A new digital application for Scotland’s register of landlords has gone live across the country.

Published 14 February 2017

Blog: How the private rented sector could revolutionise renting homes in Scotland’s cities

There's lots of work taking place in the Private Rented Sector in Scotland's cities, writes the Scottish Cities Alliance.

Published 9 February 2017

Blog: Private rented sector has vital role in addressing shortage of housing

As the population lives longer and the percentage of Scots living in accommodation social rent falls, a professional and responsible private rented sector can help fill the void, writes Susan Aktemel.

Published 6 February 2017

Glasgow City Council outlines £8m grant programme to upgrade PRS homes

An £8 million grant programme to improve private housing in Glasgow has been approved by the local authority for the next financial year.

Published 3 February 2017

Dedicated support hub for PRS tenants opens in Glasgow

Social enterprise letting agent Homes for Good has opened a new office in Glasgow which will include a dedicated support and information hub for tenants in the private rented sector.

Published 1 February 2017

Letting agents move business worth almost £2m to SafeDeposits Scotland

Almost £2 million of tenant deposits have been transferred to SafeDeposits Scotland in the last six months as five letting agents took the decision to change their tenancy deposit provider.

Published 31 January 2017

TDS colleague is first to achieve Deposit Management Qualification

Jamie Banner has become the first member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) to complete the NFOPP Level 3 Award in Tenancy Deposit Protection and Management.

Published 30 January 2017

Blog: Has private sector regulation improved things for renters in Scotland?

By Neil Guy, policy and practice manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 January 2017

Landlords should be switched on to dangers of ignoring electrical testing regulations

Property management firm Ross and Liddell has urged private landlords to be aware of their responsibilities on electrical safety inspection.

Published 23 January 2017

Council helps ensure Ayrshire private landlords know their obligations

Experts from South Ayrshire Council were on hand to guide more than 80 private landlords through a number of information workshops recently.

Published 19 January 2017

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