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

‘More evidence needed’ on effect of Scottish letting agents’ fees ban

A UK parliamentary committee inquiry into the effects of banning letting agents’ fees in Scotland has decided that the next UK government should assess the impact on the private rented sector before making any decision to ban or rule out a ban on letting agents' fees in England.

Published 23 March 2015

Call to extend ‘revenge eviction’ prevention measures to Scotland

A new English law banning retaliatory evictions in the private rental housing sector can pave the way for similar targeted legislation in Scotland, a rural membership organisation has said.

Published 23 March 2015