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

Research charts difficulties facing ‘generation rent’

Young people who are unable to buy their own home often feel frustrated as they struggle to settle down and benefit from the positive qualities of home, a new study has found.

Published 11 May 2016

‘Appalling’ Glasgow landlord struck off

A private landlord who kept almost £7,000 of deposits has been barred from renting properties.

Published 6 May 2016

Scottish rents rising faster than rest of UK

Average private rents in Scotland are rising faster than anywhere else in the UK, according to new figures.

Published 6 May 2016

Scottish Association of Landlords issues PRS manifesto summary

As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 29 April 2016

Landlords given protection from criminal consequences of Immigration Bill

MPs have approved measures that will give greater protection to responsible landlords wanting to evict illegal immigrants.

Published 27 April 2016

Scotland’s PRS rents ‘continue steady climb’

Average rents in the Scottish private rented sector (PRS) now stand at £767 per month, up 2.1 per cent on the year, according to new research.

Published 22 April 2016

One in five Glasgow residents live in overcrowded homes, census reveals

A detailed analysis of housing trends in Glasgow has revealed that while overcrowding has reduced, one in five city residents still live in cramped conditions.

Published 19 April 2016