In the media


Articles of interest to letting agents this week:

Financial Times - Landlords face £5,000 bill for Home Office enforced evictions – August 21

The Telegraph – Death of buy-to-let: landlords wake up to Osborne’s 150 pc tax – August 22

York Press – Rogue housing landlords may face 5,000 fines under new crackdown in York – August 22

Expess and Star – First-time buyers save £670 a year compared with renting – August 23

Daily Record – Revealed: How Scots are forced to pay hundreds of pounds to live in flats riddled with damp and mould – August 23

Scottish Housing News – Scotland’s premier property event coming to Edinburgh – August 24

Scottish Housing News – New code of practice for letting agents opens for consultation – August 24

The Guardian – Pace of rent rises quickens as average UK rent reaches £937 a month – August 24

Letting Agent Today – Majority of landlords have not installed carbon monoxide alarm say tenants – August 25

Letting Agent Today - Average Scottish rent stals at all time high of £549 - August 26

Herald Scotland – Charity’s housing crisis warning as proportion of Scots home owning households hits 15 year low – August 27

Scottish Housing News – MSP condemns ‘broken’ private rented sector as rents rise to record levels – August 27

Letting Agent Today – Ombudsman promotes accredited landlord scheme – August 27

Scottish Housing News – Home ownership drop result of private home building decline – August 27