Blog: Participation, activism and empowerment for private tenants

Dr Lisa Garnham from Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Dr Steve Rolfe from the University of Stirling give an overview of an evidence review exploring tenant participation in the private rented sector, which was funded by the CaCHE Knowledge Exchange Fund. 

Published 19 December 2019

Private rental sector ‘not meeting the needs of families’, report finds

Suburban family homes that are specifically built for long-term rent, in places people want to live, should be a strategic part of Scotland’s housing development pipeline, according to a new report from Savills and the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Published 2 December 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland survey reveals Scottish landlords remain confident

Landlords in Scotland are committing to continuing to rent private properties signalling confidence in the sector, according to the latest survey results from SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 21 November 2019

Newton Lettings makes first expansion move with acquisition of Glasgow’s Kite Letting

Property management company Newton Lettings has taken the first step in its expansion plan with the purchase of Glasgow-based Kite Lettings.

Published 21 November 2019

New statistics outline Scotland’s ‘eye-watering’ private sector rent increases

The average cost of privately renting a 2 bedroom home increased in 15 out of 18 regions of Scotland between 2018 and 2019, ranging from 0.2% in North Lanarkshire to 5.3% in Greater Glasgow.

Published 20 November 2019

GWSF: New funding approach badly needed for private tenements

The condition of Scotland’s private tenements will continue to deteriorate unless the Scottish Government adopts a new funding approach as part of its overall housing investment programme, argues the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 20 November 2019

Drum Property Group begins build to rent phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf

The next significant building phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf starts this week with ground-breaking for Legal & General’s 324-home build to rent (BTR) scheme. 

Published 20 November 2019

Alastair Johnston: Less haste, more speed! Why you can't evict a private tenant in Scotland on grounds which haven't yet occurred

Alastair Johnston, a senior solicitor at Harper Macleod, reviews an Upper Tribunal appeal case and highlights the lessons it provides regarding tenant evictions.

Published 18 November 2019

Proposed Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill submitted for MSP support

A final proposal has been lodged for a member’s bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases.

Published 15 November 2019

Lettings firm Even Property acquires Capital Letters for £250k

Lettings firm Even Property, which launched just two years ago in Glasgow, has bought Capital Letters in a £250,000 deal.

Published 13 November 2019

Scottish Letting Day conference begins today

Around 500 landlords, letting agents and housing professionals and more than 40 exhibitors involved in private rented housing in Scotland will gather in Edinburgh today for the Scottish Letting Day conference.

Published 12 November 2019

North east letting agent offers no deposit scheme to tenants

A letting agent and property management company is offering a new way for people to rent a property without the substantial outlay of paying a deposit.

Published 12 November 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland to train Stirling landlords on dispute management

SafeDeposits Scotland is hosting workshops to train Stirling landlords on dispute management.

Published 12 November 2019

Property developing couple launch Aberdeen serviced apartments

A husband and wife property investor team are set to breathe new life into a tired block of flats in Aberdeen.

Published 6 November 2019

Aberdeen landlords to receive dispute management training

SafeDeposits Scotland is running dispute management workshops in Aberdeen to train local landlords.

Published 31 October 2019