PRS



Alex Marsh and Ken Gibb: Reviewing rent control

Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb introduce the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) project which will review the rent control literature produced over the last thirty years. 

Published 13 February 2020

Mike Dailly: Rent law must change to prevent profiteering at expense of poor

A new law is required to tackle high rents in Scotland because actions to date have failed to make an impact, argues Mike Dailly.

Published 12 February 2020

Moda Living appoints Robertson to deliver first phase of Edinburgh build-to-rent development

Construction work on the first phase of a build-to-rent development in central Edinburgh is due to start this month after Moda Living appointed Robertson as the main contractor.

Published 10 February 2020

Edinburgh landlord stripped of HMO licence but maintains Airbnb listing

An Edinburgh landlord has been stripped of his HMO licence after he caused flooding to a neighbour's property, but he has been allowed to continue to use the property as an Airbnb.

Published 10 February 2020

Pauline McNeill launches ‘Mary Barbour Bill’

A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.

Published 7 February 2020

Edinburgh letting agent Clan Gordon celebrates strongest year to date

An Edinburgh letting agent has welcomed the impact of stronger legislation in the sector after adding a record number of properties to its portfolio in the last year.

Published 3 February 2020

£30,000 awarded to refugee housing education programme

Positive Action in Housing has been awarded more than £30,000 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other BAME communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 31 January 2020

Germany: Five-year rent freeze implemented in Berlin's PRS market

Lawmakers have approved plans to implement a five-year rent freeze in Berlin as part of plans to rein in the German capital's rental market.

Published 31 January 2020

Landlords welcome delay to minimum energy efficiency standards deadline

A decision to delay the implementation of new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standards will help landlords reduce energy bills and tackle the climate emergency, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) said today.

Published 28 January 2020

MSP launches tool for reporting short-term lets

Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman has launched an online tool which allows people to report and track short-term let properties operating in their community.

Published 24 January 2020

Lack of energy efficiency guidance ‘putting homes at risk’

A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 23 January 2020

Home Group launches housing fund to 'ramp up delivery of affordable homes'

Housing association Home Group has teamed up with a global asset institution to launch a new housing fund which aims to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes for rent across the UK. 

Published 21 January 2020

Sigma Capital expands Edinburgh team to support PRS offering

Edinburgh-based PRS property investor Sigma Capital has expanded its Edinburgh team with four new starters across its development, finance and administration teams.

Published 17 January 2020

First-tier Tribunal for Scotland makes first unlawful eviction decision

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has awarded £18,000 in damages to a tenant who was unlawfully evicted from their Glasgow flat in 2015, the first decision of its kind to come out of the FtT.

Published 15 January 2020

Mike Dailly calls for government to prioritise PRS regulation amid £18,000 damages victory

The Scottish Government must prioritise regulation of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) to prevent further human misery, according to Mike Dailly.

Published 15 January 2020