Letting agents in the media – 28 March

Articles: Scottish Housing News: Stamp Duty changes could herald LBTT rethink, says Scottish tax body – 18 March Herald: Ian McConnell: Housing market strength contrasts with broader economic weakness – 18 March Scotsman: Backing landlords shows leases need not be fair – 21 March Herald: Scots house price growth to be half that of rest …


Letting agents in the media – 18 March

Coverage: Aberdeen City Council: Report to look into HMOs in Aberdeen – 16 March BBC News: MSPs approve new regulations for tenants and landlords – 17 March Scottish Government: Private Tenancies Bill passed – 17 March  Articles: Click-Let: Changes to Electrical Safety requirements for landlords – 10 March Simple: Scottish finance secretary unclear on u-turn …


Letting Agents in the media – 11 March

Coverage: Edinburgh Evening News: No let-up for apprentices – 7 March Edinburgh Evening News: Unintended consequences of new homes-to-let law  Articles: Herald: Collaboration needed to tackle housing shortage, Scottish conference hears – 5 March BBC News: Registers of Scotland: House prices up by 3.6% in 2015 – 9 March Edinburgh Evening News: Scottish planning and …


Letting agents in the media – 4 March

Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland: John Blackwood on John Beattie Show – 24 February (File can also be downloaded from same location) The Herald: English gangsters “disrupted” after trying to move in to Scottish – 1 March  Articles: Scottish Government: Private Rented Sector (PRS) Rental Income Guarantee – 25 February Scottish Housing News: Blog: Let’s focus …


Letting Agents in the media – 19 February

Coverage: The Scotsman: Rental Worries (Letter from John Blackwood) – 18 February (attached)   Articles: 24 Dash: Housing associations press Scottish government for affordable homes – 12 February Scotsman: Bill Jamieson: Charges shake foundations of property sector – 13 February National: Tory chairman of Scottish Borders Housing Association welcomes the end of right to buy …


Letting agents in the media – 12 February

Herald: Councils to be given power to enter privately-rented homes – 5 February Property Industry Eye: Right to Rent could mean more than 5m immigration checks on tenants each year – 7 February Guardian (Paul Mason, Channel 4 News): If we want to solve the housing crisis, we must answer these three questions – 8 …


Letting agents in the media – 5 February

Please see below coverage and media monitoring from this week.   Coverage Scotsman: Landlords group issues warning on second homes tax – 3 February STV: Second homes tax hike will hit vulnerable tenants, says landlord body – 3 February Scottish Housing News: Vulnerable tenants will be ‘biggest losers’ of second homes tax, landlords warn – …


Letting Agents in the Media – 29 January

Coverage Inside Letting (City of Edinburgh Council): Rogue letting agents to be held to account! – 23 January Articles: FT: Are landlords facing the end of buy-to-let? – 22 January Scotland increases housing subsidies – 25 January Evening Times: Landlords told to clean up or move on in “unprecedented” Govanhill move – 26 January …


Letting Agents in the media – 22 January

Coverage Guardian: Immigration bill ‘treats devolved governments as second class’ – 21 January Scottish Parliament: Debate on Stage 2 of Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill – 21 January Scottish Housing News: MSPs vote in favour of Private Tenancies Bill – 22 January Articles: FT: Landlord housing wealth eclipses owner-occupiers with mortgages – 15 January (and …


Letting Agents in the media – 15 January

Please see below coverage and media monitoring from this week. Coverage Courier: Original developer’s collapse complicates establishing responsibility for City Quay roof repairs – 14 January  Articles: Telegraph: Mapped: how buy-to-let will lose money in 91pc of regions by 2021 – 8 January Central Housing Group: Landlords will ‘sell up’ because of tax changes, claim …