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

Homes for Good shortlisted for five awards

Glasgow-based social enterprise and letting agency Homes for Good has been shortlisted for five annual business and professional awards this year in recognition of its ongoing commitment to ethics, social change and tenants’ wellbeing.

Published 12 October 2016

Housing key to achieving a fairer Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a landmark plan of fifty bold and ambitious actions to achieve a fairer Scotland, including key actions on housing access, affordability and homelessness.

Published 7 October 2016

Images capture tenants’ views of private renting in 2016 Scotland

An exhibition of thought-provoking photographs showing tenants’ experiences of private renting in Scotland was launched at a reception event at the Scottish Parliament last night.

Published 7 October 2016

Blog: Private renting in Scotland: your house, your home?

By Ellie Hutchinson, private renting project manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 7 October 2016

Funding to support Build to Rent housing extended

Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector is today being boosted by the announcement of an extension to funding for the Scottish Government-supported Private Rented Sector (PRS) Champion.

Published 6 October 2016

Edinburgh University students win rent deposit case

Three students from the University of Edinburgh have been awarded £1,853 after their landlady failed to lodge their rental deposit in the approved tenancy scheme, the BBC has reported.

Published 5 October 2016

Sigma to grow English PRS plans with £45m HCA funding agreement

PRS and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital has taken a big step towards becoming a key player in England’s private rented sector after agreeing a £45 million funding deal with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Published 5 October 2016

Slight increase in arrears as PRS rents rise 4.6 per cent

Average private rents in Scotland rose 4.6 per cent in the last year, according to new figures.

Published 5 October 2016

Consultation opens on regulation and policy proposals to support PRS legislation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into secondary legislation and further policy to support a new private residential tenancy in Scotland.

Published 4 October 2016

Blog: Putting it into practice: how to raise standards across Scotland’s private rented sector

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 3 October 2016

Rents in Scottish PRS unchanged in 12 months, says ONS

The cost of renting privately in Scotland has remained unchanged over the last year, according to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 30 September 2016

Blog: Property managers advised to be code-compliant ahead of January 2018

Daryl McIntosh advises property managers to be well-prepared ahead of the introduction of new rules next year.

Published 30 September 2016

Continued growth in PRS indicative of ‘dysfunctional’ housing supply

Statistics showing that the Scottish private rented sector has almost tripled since Holyrood was established show how “dysfunctional” the country’s housing supply has become, according to the Scottish Greens housing spokesperson.

Published 28 September 2016

Number of Scottish households jumps 11 per cent in 16 years as PRS grows threefold

The total number of households in Scotland now stands at 2.43 million and the private rented sector now accounts for 14 per cent of all tenures, the latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed.

Published 27 September 2016