Apache Capital Partners and alternative real asset investment firm Harrison Street are to fund a landmark build-to-rent (BTR) development in central Edinburgh.
Published 16 April 2020
A tenant who was refused an extension of the time limit for requesting permission to appeal an eviction decision by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has been refused permission to appeal to the Court of Session by the same court.
Published 8 April 2020
Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Michael Henderson issues a guide for landlords on managing relationships with tenants during the current crisis.
Published 7 April 2020
Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has warned that tenants served eviction notices may still be cast out during the coronavirus lockdown after the party’s proposals to strengthen an emergency eviction ban were rejected by MSPs.
Published 3 April 2020
The Scottish Government is to establish a fund for private landlords who experience difficulty securing rent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 2 April 2020
Adjustments to the law on evictions to protect those renting their homes in the private and social sector have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) while the Scottish Greens said they will attempt to strengthen the evictions ban even further.
Published 1 April 2020
The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance on gas, fire and electrical safety checks which states that private landlords and letting agents should postpone routine certification requirements during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Published 31 March 2020
A controversial scheme which requires landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants has been adapted to “make it easier” for landlords to conduct the checks during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced.
Published 31 March 2020
Letting agents are amongst a host of businesses which will be aided by rates relief to support them during the coronavirus outbreak under new regulations introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Published 30 March 2020
Property owners are shifting from short to long term letting as coronavirus hits holiday lets, according to DJ Alexander.
Published 27 March 2020
Emergency coronavirus legislation will include a six-month ban on evictions from social and private rented sector accommodation, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 25 March 2020
Dr Gareth James and Dr Jennifer Harris provide an overview of new research from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence which illustrates the role and potential of alternative dispute resolution in the UK private rented sector. This is part of a wider piece of work funded by the TDS Charitable Foundation and Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust.
Published 28 February 2020
A “low income” tenant who sued his former landlord for repayment of his deposit of almost £14,000 on the basis that the pre-payment arrangement was a “requirement” that was “imposed” upon him has had his appeal dismissed.
Published 19 February 2020
Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb introduce the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) project which will review the rent control literature produced over the last thirty years.
Published 13 February 2020
A new law is required to tackle high rents in Scotland because actions to date have failed to make an impact, argues Mike Dailly.
Published 12 February 2020