Safer renting for private tenants but electrical charity says inequalities still exist

An electrical safety charity has welcomed moves to introduce five yearly safety checks in the private rented sector (PRS) but has called for them to be extended to all social housing properties.

Published 20 November 2017

Blog: What do rising rents in Scotland mean for low income tenants?

Shelter Scotland’s Rosemary Brotchie responds to new statistics which revealed a rise in private sector rents across the country.

Published 17 November 2017

Aberdeen landlords invited to event on new PRS tenancy agreements

Landlords in Aberdeen and the surrounding area are being invited to attend an information event highlighting changes to Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy agreements.

Published 16 November 2017

Rising rents leads to calls to unfreeze LHA and strengthen rent controls

Concerns have been raised that more people could lose their homes after the cost of a typical two-bed private rental property rose by 4.4% in the last year.

Published 15 November 2017

New easy-to-use website allows landlords to draft Scottish tenancy agreements

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has welcomed the launch of a new Scottish Government website allowing landlords to easily create tenancy agreements which comply with new legislation.

Published 14 November 2017

Average two-bedroom private rents up by 4.4%

The average rent levels of a two-bedroom private property in Scotland has increased by 4.4% over the last 12 months, the highest annual increase since 2010.

Published 14 November 2017

Green light for almost 1,200 flats at former Glasgow department store site

Plans to build almost 1,200 private flats and student rooms on land that once housed a Glasgow department store have been approved by councillors.

Published 13 November 2017

Residential Landlords Association welcomes new director

The organisation that represents 50,000 private sector residential landlords in England and Wales has appointed a new director.

Published 10 November 2017

Scottish Greens launch Homes First campaign to control unregulated growth of short-term lets

A new campaign has been launched to control the “rapid and unregulated growth” of short-term lets which sees owners of residential properties offer them as holiday accommodation.

Published 7 November 2017

Blog: Private Residential Tenancies: what it means for landlords

A few days ago the Scottish Government blogged about how the changes coming to private renting legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland; here it outlines what is in store for landlords.

Published 26 October 2017

Dundee landlords invited to hear about new tenancy agreements

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) will be holding an information event for landlords in Dundee and Angus to understand their new responsibilities when a new tenancy agreement for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) comes in to force in December.

Published 26 October 2017

Scottish Association of Landlords releases private residential tenancy video

Published 25 October 2017

Conference to discuss new dawn for Scotland’s 760,000 private renters

Sweeping new laws that come into force in just six weeks’ time that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters are the main focus of a high-level conference taking place in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Published 24 October 2017

Councillors to discuss possibility of Rent Pressure Zone for Inverness

Councillors are to consider moves to introduce a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) across Inverness following claims of “extortionate” sums being charged.

Published 24 October 2017

Landlord information events series continues in Glasgow

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation, in partnership with the Scottish Government, will be holding an information event for landlords in Glasgow to understand their new responsibilities when a new tenancy agreement for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) comes in to force in December.

Published 24 October 2017