GWSF: New funding approach badly needed for private tenements

The condition of Scotland’s private tenements will continue to deteriorate unless the Scottish Government adopts a new funding approach as part of its overall housing investment programme, argues the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 20 November 2019

Drum Property Group begins build to rent phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf

The next significant building phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf starts this week with ground-breaking for Legal & General’s 324-home build to rent (BTR) scheme. 

Published 20 November 2019

Alastair Johnston: Less haste, more speed! Why you can't evict a private tenant in Scotland on grounds which haven't yet occurred

Alastair Johnston, a senior solicitor at Harper Macleod, reviews an Upper Tribunal appeal case and highlights the lessons it provides regarding tenant evictions.

Published 18 November 2019

Proposed Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill submitted for MSP support

A final proposal has been lodged for a member’s bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases.

Published 15 November 2019

Lettings firm Even Property acquires Capital Letters for £250k

Lettings firm Even Property, which launched just two years ago in Glasgow, has bought Capital Letters in a £250,000 deal.

Published 13 November 2019

Scottish Letting Day conference begins today

Around 500 landlords, letting agents and housing professionals and more than 40 exhibitors involved in private rented housing in Scotland will gather in Edinburgh today for the Scottish Letting Day conference.

Published 12 November 2019

North east letting agent offers no deposit scheme to tenants

A letting agent and property management company is offering a new way for people to rent a property without the substantial outlay of paying a deposit.

Published 12 November 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland to train Stirling landlords on dispute management

SafeDeposits Scotland is hosting workshops to train Stirling landlords on dispute management.

Published 12 November 2019

Property developing couple launch Aberdeen serviced apartments

A husband and wife property investor team are set to breathe new life into a tired block of flats in Aberdeen.

Published 6 November 2019

Aberdeen landlords to receive dispute management training

SafeDeposits Scotland is running dispute management workshops in Aberdeen to train local landlords.

Published 31 October 2019

Anna Evans: Independent research reveals impact of short-term lets on communities across Scotland

Housing consultant Anna Evans provides a summary of independent research undertaken by Indigo House on the impact of short-term lets on communities across Scotland.

Published 29 October 2019

Short-term lets consultation finds support for regulation

A consultation on short-term lets found wide support for regulation, according to independent analysis published today.

Published 28 October 2019

Glasgow leads the way supporting vulnerable families living in the PRS

A unique service within Glasgow City Council is working with families living in the city’s private rented sector (PRS) to prevent homelessness and address issues relating to child poverty.

Published 23 October 2019

Tenant’s private residential tenancy appeal dismissed

A tenant in a house of multiple occupancy who claimed she and her landlords were subject to a private residential tenancy (PRT) has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 17 October 2019

Edinburgh landlord fined £7,500 running ‘sham’ holiday-let

An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.

Published 17 October 2019