Shelter Scotland policy officer, James Battye, reflects on last week’s passing of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
Published 23 March 2016
New legislation on private housing tenancies is likely to lead to a major rethink by landlords on continuing to let properties, Scottish Land & Estates has warned.
Published 21 March 2016
New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament.
Published 18 March 2016
Legislation which will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) will enter Stage Three of the Parliamentary process this afternoon.
Published 17 March 2016
Soaring rents are making the prospect of having children financially prohibitive for young families in two-thirds of the UK, according to new figures.
Published 15 March 2016
A British exit from the European Union could lead to a drop in demand at the budget end of Scotland’s rental market, a letting agent has predicted.
Published 14 March 2016
A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.
Published 3 March 2016
A new online hub has been launched to help renters in Scotland’s private rented sector navigate their rights and responsibilities.
Published 1 March 2016
As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves toward Stage 3 of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament, PRS 4 Scotland is urging providers and businesses in the PRS to let their MSPs know what they think of the proposed legislation.
Published 26 February 2016
Plans for a new Scotland-wide housing initiative that could help deliver thousands of purpose-built homes for private rent have been unveiled by social justice secretary Alex Neil.
Published 25 February 2016
Shelter Scotland’s private landlord support officer, Bryan Powell, details how he works to improve the private rented sector in Lochaber.
Published 24 February 2016
As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves at a pace through the infrastructure and capital investment committee, James Battye, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, discusses how things will change for the 330,000 households renting from private landlords across Scotland.
Published 18 February 2016
New amendments to the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill have the potential to create significant problems for the provision of rural homes, Scottish Land & Estates has said.
Published 12 February 2016
Plans have been unveiled for a £40 million development of flats, premium office space and hotel next to the new V&A Museum in Dundee.
Published 12 February 2016
The Scottish Government has passed amendments to its Private Tenancies Bill to strengthen its proposed rent control laws, though campaigners have warned that ministers need to go further to ensure protections for vulnerable tenants are guaranteed under the new legislation.
Published 10 February 2016