Blog: How private renting can play a part in ending youth homelessness

Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector.

Published 22 October 2018

Peterhead landlords to receive training after spike in rent arrears

Landlords in Peterhead can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes following higher-than-average rent arrears claims.

Published 19 October 2018

New reports are ‘another damning indictment’ into Universal Credit roll-out

The UK government has come under increased pressure to immediately halt the roll-out of Universal Credit after new reports revealed that struggling homeowners, working single parents and disabled people will be the hardest hit under the new benefits system unless urgent action is taken in the next budget.

Published 15 October 2018

Tenant rights and targeted advice placed centre stage at conference

People from across Ayrshire descended on Prestwick to find out more about the hot topics facing the private rented sector.

Published 12 October 2018

Landlords and surveyors urge strong enforcement of new letting agent rules

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords, tenants and other letting agents to quickly report any non-compliance with new regulations governing letting agents in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 1 October 2018

Glasgow tenant rights event announced

Tenants in Glasgow will have the chance to put renting questions to industry experts at a tenant conference at the Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre on October 13.

Published 1 October 2018

‘Clock ticking’ for rogue letting agents

A Scottish letting company is warning landlords of the limited time scale for their letting agent to apply for letting agent registration and calling for guarantees that regulation in the letting market is adequately policed to crackdown on unlawful letting agents.

Published 26 September 2018

Govanhill Law Centre prevents instant eviction of family of EU citizens without notice

Govanhill Law Centre (GhLC) prevented the instant eviction of a family of European Union nationals with four young children last week by lodging a sheriff court appeal.

Published 24 September 2018

Scottish tenant survey shows ‘surprising lack of awareness’ around deposits

A surprising number of Scottish tenants don’t know their rights when it comes to claiming back their deposits and that they could be losing out on money, according to the largest survey of its kind.

Published 17 September 2018

Letting agents reminded to join new register by October

Letting agents in Scotland are being reminded to join a new register, designed as part of a range of measures to raise standards across the private rented sector.

Published 10 September 2018

New PRS regulations result in membership boost for landlord body

Scotland’s largest landlord organisation has reported a sharp surge in membership as large and small scale landlords seek to understand and implement the raft of new regulations governing the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 3 September 2018

England: Shelter plans legal action to tackle discrimination of tenants on benefits

A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit.

Published 22 August 2018

Landlords urged to protect tenancy deposits during ‘busiest month’

Landlords in Scotland are being urged to make sure they register their tenants’ deposits correctly during the busiest month for new rentals.

Published 21 August 2018

Almost half of people made homeless due to rent arrears lived in private sector

Almost half of people made homeless in Scotland due to rent arrears in the last year lived in the private rented sector (PRS), new analysis has shown.

Published 20 August 2018

Private rented sector tenants living in poverty up 75% in a decade

The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis.

Published 16 August 2018