Category - News

2
Mar

Letting Agent regulation – are you ready?

From next year all those who carry out letting agency work in Scotland will be required to register with Scottish Ministers and abide by a statutory code of practice. The Scottish Government has published a letting agent registration guide to assist letting agents to understand what their business needs to do to prepare for registration …

27
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 24 February

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 24 February Articles: Herald: First-time buyers £850 a year better off than those renting – 20 February Property118: Generation Rent have produced a video telling tenants “How to Fight a Rent Hike in 10 Steps” – 20 February Property Wire: Landlords in UK more optimistic …

27
Feb

Letting agents welcome new regulations which take effect in less than 12 months

Scotland’s largest professional organisation for letting agents is urging agents and others involved in property letting to ensure they are fully compliant with new regulations coming in to force in less than a year. The warning from the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) came as the details of the regulations were finalised last week. The …

17
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 17 February

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 17 February 2017 Mentions: Edinburgh Evening News: Landlords and tenants will benefit – 13 February (and attached) View from Orbit: Landlords and others must be part of benefits solution – 16 February Scottish Housing News: Blog: Consultation on Universal Credit regulations – 17 February  Articles: …

10
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 10 February

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 10 February Articles: BBC News: Affordable rent measures promised in housing White Paper – 5 February Mortgage Finance: The influence of buy-to-let on UK housing – 6 February Scottish Housing News: Blog: Private rented sector has vital role in addressing shortage of housing – 6 …

3
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 3 February 2017

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 3 February 2017  Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Scotland’s first dedicated advice hub for PRS tenants opens in Glasgow- 1 February  Articles: STV: Residents vow to continue fight against squalid conditions – 27 January Guardian: UK rental property demand falls to two-year low – 27 January …

27
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 27 January

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest, 27 January 2017  Articles: Martin & Co: Private sector rents rise in line with wages – 20 January Guardian: Housing benefit claimants increasingly shut out of private rental market – 21 January Scottish Housing News: Landlords should be switched on to dangers of ignoring electrical testing …

20
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 20 January

Landlords in the media and articles of interest for 20 January  Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Universal Credit recipients to be given direct landlord payment option – 13 January Herald: Social security minister Jeane Freeman announces plans to use Scotland’s new devolved powers over welfare – 14 January  Articles: Mortgage Introducer: Lenders expect buy-to-let demand to …

13
Jan

Letting Agents in the media – 13 January

Letting agents in the media – 17 January 2017 Mentions: BBC News: First use of new Scots welfare powers over Universal Credit – 13 January  Articles: Property Wire: More buy to let landlords set to become limited companies ahead of April tax change – 6 January ConservativeHome: Mike Freer: The unexpected consequences of a blanket …

6
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 6 January

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest Articles: Evening Times: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14987761.Call_to_reform_private_rented_housing_sector_in_Scotland/ – 28 December Press Association: 41% of Scots ‘would struggle to pay small increase in rent or mortgage’ – 4 January Property118: 69% of all BTL purchases now in Ltd Co names – 5 January Scottish Housing News: Success for Dundee’s Private …

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