News

7
Apr

Letting agents in the media – 7 April

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest. Articles: Edinburgh Evening News: Council plans crackdown on Airbnb in Edinburgh – 3 April Simple: ‘Axe the Tenant Tax’ campaign steps up a gear – 4 April Edinburgh Evening News: Edinburgh set for new US-style rent control powers – 5 April City AM: The disastrous new …

2
Apr

Letting agents in the media – 31 March

Letting agents in the media and other articles of interest. Mentions: Scotsman: Forty evictions a day as rising housing costs bite – 1 April Articles: Property Wire: UK’s private rented sector could decline significantly by end of 2017 – 27 March Scottish Government: Scottish Social Housing Charter April 2017 – 28 March Scottish Housing News: …

27
Mar

Letting agents in the media – 24 March

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest. Articles: Simple: Landlords warned about advertising for tenants on websites – 17 March Scottish Government: Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit – 22 March Scottish Housing News: Regulator shares best practice for landlords developing new homes- 23 March Guild of Residential Landlords: Stagnant …

17
Mar

Letting agents in the media – 17 March

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest. Articles:   Property Wire: Lettings industry urged to be careful about deposit deductions following legal case – 10 March Herald: Warning as rent arrears soar after Universal Credit pilot is rolled out in Scotland – 13 March Scotsman: Rents in Edinburgh set to soar 20% in …

10
Mar

Letting agents in the media – 10 March

Letting Agents in the media and articles of interest, w/e 10 March 2017. Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Landlords slam Chancellor’s ‘undermining’ of efforts to solve Scotland’s housing crisis – 10 March Kingdom FM: Landlords: tax rules could see rents rise – 10 March Property118: Chancellor slammed for undermining efforts to solve housing crisis in Scotland …

3
Mar

Letting agents in the media – 3 March

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 3 March Mentions: The National: Council of Letting Agents issues warning to industry over new regulations – 27 February Press & Journal: Lettings agents welcome new rules to drive out industry “rogues” – 27 February Scottish Housing News: CIH Scotland welcomes new clarification on registration …

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: …