PRS



RICS calls for balance in the private rented sector

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish PRS landlords urged to make their voices heard this election

Scottish Association of Landlords chief executive John Blackwood has urged the country’s private landlords to voice their concerns in the upcoming Westminster election.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish landlord exodus ‘imminent’, survey claims

The removal of no fault grounds for repossession and the spectre of rent controls in city hotspots will result in an exodus of landlords from the Scottish private rented sector (PRS), new research has suggested.

Published 5 May 2015

Blog: 10 politicians, 4 volunteers, 3 towns, 2 shops and a whole load of coffee

By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 May 2015

The Property Ombudsman Scotland makes new board appointment

A new standards and mediation scheme specifically for Scottish estate agents and the private rented sector (PRS) has made an appointment to its board.

Published 5 May 2015

Call for tighter PRS restrictions to prevent tenants being ‘edged into poverty’

Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.

Published 1 May 2015

England: Coalition’s housing record ‘breaches human rights’

The UK government has breached British citizens’ human rights by failing in its obligations to promote access to safe and affordable housing, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN).

Published 1 May 2015

Scottish landlords enjoy highest rental profits ever recorded

Annual rental returns in Scotland have risen to the highest ever recorded, according to the latest data.

Published 30 April 2015

GE2015: Labour’s housing manifesto draws widespread criticism

Labour’s latest housing plans will only make the housing crisis worse, an array of sector bodies have warned.

Published 28 April 2015

Campaigners descend on capital to Make Renting Right

A campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all hits Edinburgh on Monday.

Published 24 April 2015

Glasgow law centre in private rental reform bid

Govan Law Centre has launched a campaign which it hopes will give a voice to people in the private rent sector and lead to reforms.

Published 20 April 2015

Project to improve standards in Dundee’s private rented sector

A new project which would work with private landlords to improve standards could be launched in Dundee later this year.

Published 20 April 2015

Blog: New proposals for a private tenancy: five things renters need to know

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 9 April 2015

Plans to protect tenants from eviction and unjustified rent increases

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into a reform of the laws in the private rented sector which it hopes will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights.

Published 31 March 2015

Crown could take £1m of unclaimed rent deposits by 2018

SafeDeposits Scotland has called for an overhaul to a government scheme designed to protect tenants’ cash from unscrupulous landlords amid concerns the Crown will receive £1 million in unclaimed deposits by 2018.

Published 31 March 2015