PRS awaits new tenancy regime consultation outcome

The private rented sector (PRS) is fully aware it has a crucial role to play in tackling Scotland’s housing crisis, according to a letting agent manager.

Published 11 June 2015

West Lothian Council makes private letting more accessible

West Lothian Council has increased the housing options available for local people with the re-launch of the new West Lothian Home Choice website.

Published 10 June 2015

European Court VAT ruling deals ‘blow to private rented housing’

Landlords are calling for urgent discussions with ministers following a ruling by the European Court of Justice that will make it more expensive to insulate private rented housing.

Published 8 June 2015

Rent controls ‘could deter Edinburgh Festival tourists’

New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed.

Published 5 June 2015

Blog: Why we need to Make Renting Right

By Adam Lang, head of communications & policy at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 June 2015

Report: The Smith Commission and beyond: the devolution of housing benefit to the Scottish Parliament

Shelter Scotland has published a paper which sets out the principles it believes should underpin further devolution of social security - including housing benefit – to the Scottish Parliament, and what steps the Scottish Government and UK governments should take in relation to the devolution of social security.

Published 2 June 2015

TPO Scotland established with sales and lettings Codes of Practice

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland as it officially marked the launch of TPO Scotland.

Published 2 June 2015

City of Edinburgh Council backs renting reform campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 28 May 2015

Scottish rents rise at highest annual rate for five months

Average Scottish rents recorded in April increased by 1.6 per cent in a year, according to Your Move’s latest Scottish Rental Index.

Published 28 May 2015

Dundee Council throws weight behind renting reform campaign

Dundee City Council has become the latest organisation to back a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 27 May 2015

Landlords call for PRS legislation to safeguard tenants whilst protecting investment

Organisations representing landlords and letting agents in Scotland will today ask the Scottish Government to ensure forthcoming legislation provides more security and improved standards for tenants whilst also protecting investment in the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland.

Published 26 May 2015

Scottish Gas backs campaign to improve rights for renters

Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters.

Published 26 May 2015

Faculty of Advocates welcomes greater flexibility for PRS repossessions

More flexibility in the system for seeking repossession of properties in the private rented sector has been welcomed by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 22 May 2015

Glasgow City Council backs renting reform campaign

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 19 May 2015

CIH Scotland welcomes Scottish Government PRS tenancy consultation

Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

Published 13 May 2015