In the media


Articles and stories of interest to letting agents in this week’s media:

Herald Scotland – Renting is the ‘new normal’ for younger Scots – September 26

Scotsman – Housing crisis grows with 16% drop in new builds – September 26

Scottish Government – ‘Right to rent’ plan raises rogue landlord fears – September 27

The Extra – ‘Illegal landlords’ warning over new Immigration Act – September 28

Letting Agent Today – Right to Rent: yet another industry group voices opposition – September 28

Scotsman – Dan Cookson: Scotland’s private rental sector in detail – September 29

Scottish Housing News – Slight quarterly dip in local authority housing registrations – September 29

The National – Call for ‘major’ affordable housing drive as figures reveal 4,900 children are living in temporary lodgings – September 30

Letting Agent Today – Letting agents report a drop in number of landlords in arrears – September 30

Scottish Housing News – £9.9bn annual rent arrears and damage bill will put a fifth of UK landlords out of business – September 30

Property Industry Eye – Agents and landlords mobilise in Scotland as rent controls draw nearer – October  1

Yahoo Finance – New buy-to-let deal escapes George Osborne’s landlord tax – October 1

Guardian – Crisis, what housing crisis? We just need fresh thinking – October 1

Scottish Housing News – Blog: Do people want to live in the private rented sector? – October 2