Scottish rents 7.4 per cent higher than last year despite monthly dip

Tenants in Scotland have had to meet rent increases that are among the highest in the UK and accelerating at almost twice the countrywide average.

Published 12 July 2016

Govan Law Centre gives evidence to UN on Scots rights for adequate housing

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has given evidence to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic and Social Rights on housing and human rights in Scotland.

Published 8 July 2016

Blog: From Postcards to Postings – dodgy digital ‘To Rent’ ads are here

By Bryan Powell, private landlord support officer at Shelter Scotland

Published 8 July 2016

North Ayrshire landlords invited to help shape PRS

Private landlords in North Ayrshire are being invited to hear about policy changes in the private housing sector.

Published 7 July 2016

North Ayrshire Council triggers landmark landlord case

A Largs letting agent has become the first in Scotland to be sanctioned for breaching rules that secure the deposits of their tenants.

Published 5 July 2016

Scotland's private tenants launch national union to 'counter landlord lobby’

Tenants have launched Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector.

Published 20 June 2016

Tenant loses ‘landmark’ human rights case to stop home being possessed

A woman who suffers from psychiatric problems has lost a human rights battle at the Supreme Court to stop her home from being possessed.

Published 16 June 2016

Average Scottish tenancy deposits ‘£100 cheaper than England and Wales’

New renters in Scotland paid out on average almost £800 for a tenancy deposit over the last year, according to The Letting Protection Service Scotland (LPSS).

Published 14 June 2016

Abandonment a problem for almost half of Scottish landlords

Almost half of private landlords in Scotland have had one of their properties abandoned by tenants, according to a UK landlord association.

Published 3 June 2016

Call for rent controls by Scottish nurses priced out of homes near hospitals

A union of nurses is calling for action to help NHS staff in Scotland find accommodation in the areas they provide hospital care, and to reduce damage to public health caused by poor housing.

Published 31 May 2016

Number of UK landlords rises to 1.75 million

The number of private sector landlords in the UK rose by 7 per cent in 2013-14 to reach 1.75 million, according to new data.

Published 31 May 2016

Blog: At home in your own home – letting agents and renting

By Ellie Hutchinson, private renting project manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 30 May 2016

Letting agents take action to drive rogues out of business

Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market.

Published 19 May 2016

LHA fails to align with private sector rents, warns CIH

Tenants who receive the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) face an increasingly widening gap between the help with their housing costs and the actual rent they pay, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has found.

Published 13 May 2016

Blog: The role of social letting agents should be expanded in Scotland

By Ellie Hutchinson, private renting project manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 12 May 2016