New report highlights benefits of short-term rentals in Scotland

Scotland’s short-term rental sector generates £723 million of economic activity every year, a new report has claimed.

Published 29 June 2018

Call for more stringent controls on electrical safety in privately rented accommodation

The campaigning body for Scotland’s electrotechnical trade industry has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration.

Published 27 June 2018

Call for state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent’ scandal

Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported.

Published 4 June 2018

Places for People targets UK private rented sector with £300m joint venture

Places for People has entered into a £330m joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire a range of private rented residential assets.

Published 1 June 2018

Highland Council needs more research before making rent pressure zone application

More research and local dialogue is required in order for Highland Council to consider making a rent pressure zone (RPZ) application, councillors have heard.

Published 30 May 2018

Blog: Landlords and others must be part of benefits solution

Landlords are ready to play their part to help ensure households on lower incomes are not priced out of city living, says John Blackwood at the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 28 May 2018

Blog: Changes in the Private Rented Sector

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines how changes in the Private Rented Sector will improve standards for the thousands of renters in Scotland.

Published 24 May 2018

Aberdeen Standard Investments targets Edinburgh’s private rented sector with £27.5m deal

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has expanded its private rented sector interests with a £44 million investment in two residential blocks in Edinburgh and Leeds.

Published 16 May 2018

Kelso landlord named best in the UK

Shining a spotlight on all professional landlords across the UK, home insurance provider HomeProtect announced Elaine Kellington from Kelso the winner of its first ever Landlord of the Year Award.

Published 16 May 2018

Criminals banned from renting out homes in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has banned six people with convictions for serious crimes from operating as landlords in the city.

Published 10 May 2018

Stirling to host 6th annual Private Rented Sector Open Day

Private landlords and agents are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Private Rented Sector Open Day and Conference organised by Stirling Council.

Published 10 May 2018

Glasgow landlords earn £1.6m for temporary homelessness accommodation provision

Glasgow City Council has paid out more than £1.6 million to private landlords for providing temporary homeless accommodation over the last five years, according to new figures.

Published 30 April 2018

Private landlord opens new rural housing development in Angus

A developer and landlord has opened a new housing development in the Angus village of Inverkeilor.

Published 30 April 2018

Scottish tenants due over half a million pounds in unclaimed deposits

More than half a million pounds in unclaimed tenancy deposits is owed to private tenants across the country with Edinburgh the area with the highest number of unclaimed deposits, according to new figures.

Published 26 April 2018

New data highlights build-to-rent gap between Scotland and UK regions

The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.

Published 26 April 2018