With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Published 1 August 2019
A plan to impose taxes on holiday let landlords is backed by 84% of Scots, according to a new YouGov poll, with 63% of these people saying that “all” or “most” of this money should be ring-fenced to improve local housing.
Published 31 July 2019
A council tenant has been evicted and ordered to pay more than £100,000 for illegally subletting his council flat in London as a holiday home through Airbnb.
Published 30 July 2019
CaCHE knowledge exchange associate, Dr Gareth James, reflects on the recent CaCHE seminar which focused on evidence and experiences of short-term lets from three global cities: Sydney, Dublin and Edinburgh.
Published 26 July 2019
CIH Scotland has welcomed proposals for a flexible regulatory system for short-term lets that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors, but has raised concerns about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.
Published 22 July 2019
The City of Edinburgh Council has set out its case for a licensing regime to be introduced for properties being rented out for more than 28 days in a calendar year.
Published 22 July 2019
Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has called on the Scottish Government to ensure local authorities have the powers to apply any new regulations for short-term lets to only those areas that have recognised issues with anti-social behaviour or a housing shortage.
Published 19 July 2019
Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.
Published 18 July 2019
A law designed to protect the deposits of private tenants across Scotland has been breached by more than 200 landlords in the last 18 months, new figures have revealed.
Published 12 July 2019
Landlords will have a major role to play in a court case considering the future of the UK Government’s Right to Rent scheme, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Published 10 July 2019
The establishment of a new public health body and proposals to improve houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) for contract and transient workers have been welcomed by CIH Scotland.
Published 9 July 2019
An energy supplier has been fined for failings which resulted in customers being unable to move to cheaper tariffs or access their accounts.
Published 5 July 2019
Tenants' union Living Rent is one of seven organisations across the UK to share more than £800,000 of funding from the Nationwide Foundation to give private tenants a stronger voice on their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area.
Published 2 July 2019
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter urges England to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing pioneering longer, more secure tenancies.
Published 18 June 2019
Two housing-related charitable organisations have come together to fund a major UK-wide research programme with the aim of improving standards in the private rented sector (PRS).
Published 17 June 2019