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 …


Letting agents in the media – 8 January

Coverage PropertyWire: Scottish Government announces extra tax on second homes, following rest of UK – 18 December Sunday Herald: Buy-to-let 3% levy crosses the Border – 20 December Articles: ExecReview: Ignore the landlord-martyrs: it’s time for the Bank to intervene over buy-to-let – 20 December The Scotsman: Demand for rental property rises by 77.5% – …


Letting agents in the media – 18 December

Coverage BBC Drivetime: Interview with John Blackwood (attached) – 16 December (2:17:00 in to show) Daily Express: SNP Steals Osbourne’s Clothes – 17 December BBC News Online: Scottish Budget: The reaction in quotes – 16 December Scottish Housing News: Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes – 18 December …


Response to Scottish Budget Statement

Responding to the Scottish Government Budget Statement this afternoon, John Blackwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords said: “Landlords will be disappointed and frustrated by the decision by the Finance Secretary this afternoon to copy the policy of the Conservative Party at Westminster and punish those who choose to invest in the Private Rented …


Letting agents in the media – 11 December

The Herald: Time for Holyrood to give local leaders bigger say on spending in their cities – 4 December Ezylet: Gas Safety Guide for Tenants – 7 December Property Reporter: Renters opting for shorter tenancies – 7 December STV: Woman who set fire to flat to escape tenancy jailed for 18 months – 8 December …