PRS



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

Blog: What the private residential tenancy means for tenants

After publishing the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement last week, the Scottish Government outlines how new legislation will benefit people renting privately in Scotland.

Published 23 October 2017

Model tenancy agreement for new private residential tenancy published

The Scottish Government has published the new model form of private residential tenancy agreement which will be used under legislation coming into force on 1 December 2017.

Published 20 October 2017

Blog: A new dawn for Scotland’s private rented sector

With less than a week to go before Shelter Scotland’s annual Private Rented Sector Conference, James Battye says there is a lot to discuss.

Published 19 October 2017

Landlord information events move to Inverness

An information event hosted by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) is to take place in Inverness to help local members understand their new responsibilities when a new tenancy agreement for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) comes in to force in December.

Published 19 October 2017

Private tenants more aware of deposit protection rights, survey reveals

A survey by tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has found that there is a greater awareness of deposit protection rights among tenants than in 2012, however more needs to be done to educate Scottish renters on their rights and responsibilities.

Published 17 October 2017

Aberdeenshire Council’s temporary accommodation bill tops £7m in six years

A north-east MSP has called on the Scottish Government to do more to help Aberdeenshire Council build more homes after new figures revealed that local authority has spent almost £7 million putting homeless people into temporary accommodation in the last six years.

Published 16 October 2017

Lothian landlord event to ‘reduce perils’ of new tenancy agreements

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

Published 16 October 2017

Newton Property strengthens management team

Glasgow-based factoring and letting services provider Newton Property has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Riccardo Giovanacci ARLA, NAEA, as associate director & head of letting.

Published 16 October 2017

New income guarantee scheme launched to boost PRS investment

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced the launch of the UK’s first Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to support investment in private rented housing.

Published 12 October 2017

Scottish Government should reconsider value of ‘uniquely insecure’ PRS

The private rented sector (PRS) has tripled in size since the advent of devolution and its reversal is a goal that Holyrood should “triumph not fear”, a new report has argued.

Published 10 October 2017

UK: Landlords will need planning permission to convert homes into HMOs

Landlords in a London borough will now need to apply for planning permission before renting out their homes to multiple people following a landmark change of planning rules for new Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Published 10 October 2017

Edinburgh should be first city to be declared a rent pressure zone, say Greens

The City of Edinburgh Council should be at the head of the queue to use new legal powers to tackle soaring rents in the private rented sector, the city’s Green councillors have argued.

Published 3 October 2017

Edinburgh renters top list of unclaimed tenant deposits with over £200k unaccounted for

Renters in Edinburgh have topped a list of unclaimed tenancy deposits with the city having twice the number of unclaimed deposits than Glasgow, and three times more than Aberdeen.

Published 27 September 2017

Scottish Household Survey reveals continued growth of private rented sector

The proportion of households in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) continued to grow last year as the social rented sector remained steady, according to new findings.

Published 26 September 2017