PRS



Housing minister seeks clarification over proposed roll-out of Right to Rent in Scotland

Scotland’s housing minister is to seek a meeting with the UK Government regarding the introduction of its ‘Right to Rent’ scheme after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.

Published 18 March 2019

UK: Zoopla to ban ‘no DSS’ wording in rental adverts

Property website Zoopla has announced plans to overhaul its rental adverts to ban posts which refuse to take renters on housing benefits.

Published 15 March 2019

Scottish Mediation receives funding to deliver conflict resolution workshops for letting agents

Scottish Mediation has received a £14,700 funding award from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust to develop and deliver eight workshops to improve relationships between agents, landlords, and tenants in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 13 March 2019

James Gibb MD appointed vice president of PMAS

The Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS) has named managing director of James Gibb residential factors Nic Mayall as its new vice president by unanimous decision.

Published 12 March 2019

Glasgow to introduce stricter licensing conditions to curb impact of HMOs

Landlords in Glasgow are facing stricter new conditions on how they operate their property as part of an effort to curb the impact that houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) can have on communities.

Published 8 March 2019

Scottish tenancy deposit training courses announced

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has announced a programme of nine new landlord and letting agent educational workshops taking place across the country in April.

Published 5 March 2019

Highland landlord given £4,000 fine

A Highland landlord has been fined £4,000 for operating a house in multiple occupation (HMO) without a licence.

Published 5 March 2019

Landlords call for illegal tenant immigration checks to be scrapped in wake of High Court ruling

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has called on the UK Government to scrap legislation which makes landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants, after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.

Published 4 March 2019

Police, prosecutors and local authorities failing to uphold unlawful eviction laws

Criminal offences relating to unlawful eviction – that have existed for half a century – are not being upheld, according to new findings.

Published 11 February 2019

Holyrood to investigate social security and its impact on rented housing

The Scottish Parliament’s social security committee has launched an inquiry into whether the social security system adequately supports tenants in both the private rented sector and social housing.

Published 5 February 2019

90,000 families in Scotland now calling PRS home

Rents in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) have continued to rise with an increasing number of families now living in privately rented homes.

Published 5 February 2019

Free forum event for Highland landlords

The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, is inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding  common repairs and building maintenance and how to deal with any problems that may arise.

Published 5 February 2019

Highland landlord prosecuted for unlicensed HMO

A Fort William landlord has been successfully prosecuted for operating a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) without a licence.

Published 30 January 2019

MSP questions legality of key boxes on tenement doors

An MSP has cast doubt on the legality of key safe deposit boxes often installed on tenement doors in areas with a high proportion of short-term lets.

Published 30 January 2019

UK: Ban landlords from evicting families without good reason, says IPPR

England should follow Scotland’s lead and introduce open-ended tenancies for private renters, according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Published 28 January 2019