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10
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 10 February

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 10 February Articles: BBC News: Affordable rent measures promised in housing White Paper – 5 February Mortgage Finance: The influence of buy-to-let on UK housing – 6 February Scottish Housing News: Blog: Private rented sector has vital role in addressing shortage of housing – 6 …

3
Feb

Letting agents in the media – 3 February 2017

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest – 3 February 2017  Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Scotland’s first dedicated advice hub for PRS tenants opens in Glasgow- 1 February  Articles: STV: Residents vow to continue fight against squalid conditions – 27 January Guardian: UK rental property demand falls to two-year low – 27 January …

27
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 27 January

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest, 27 January 2017  Articles: Martin & Co: Private sector rents rise in line with wages – 20 January Guardian: Housing benefit claimants increasingly shut out of private rental market – 21 January Scottish Housing News: Landlords should be switched on to dangers of ignoring electrical testing …

20
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 20 January

Landlords in the media and articles of interest for 20 January  Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Universal Credit recipients to be given direct landlord payment option – 13 January Herald: Social security minister Jeane Freeman announces plans to use Scotland’s new devolved powers over welfare – 14 January  Articles: Mortgage Introducer: Lenders expect buy-to-let demand to …

13
Jan

Letting Agents in the media – 13 January

Letting agents in the media – 17 January 2017 Mentions: BBC News: First use of new Scots welfare powers over Universal Credit – 13 January  Articles: Property Wire: More buy to let landlords set to become limited companies ahead of April tax change – 6 January ConservativeHome: Mike Freer: The unexpected consequences of a blanket …

6
Jan

Letting agents in the media – 6 January

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest Articles: Evening Times: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14987761.Call_to_reform_private_rented_housing_sector_in_Scotland/ – 28 December Press Association: 41% of Scots ‘would struggle to pay small increase in rent or mortgage’ – 4 January Property118: 69% of all BTL purchases now in Ltd Co names – 5 January Scottish Housing News: Success for Dundee’s Private …

23
Dec

Letting agents in the media – 23 December

Letting agents in the media and articles of interest for week ending 23 December. Articles: Herald: Scottish Government facing £750m shortfall on property sale tax – 17 December Property Industry Eye: Landlords identify mortgage relief changes as their biggest challenge ahead – 19 December Property Wire: Landlords ought to look out for signs of subletting …

16
Dec

Letting agents in the media – 16 December

Articles: Guardian: Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered – 9 December Herald: Rents have risen faster in Scotland during 2016 than central London – 12 December Herald: Private rental can be game changer – 13 December BBC: Registers of Scotland: House prices show steady growth – 13 December Guardian: Hard-pressed private tenants need a …

9
Dec

Letting agents in the media – 9 December

Articles: Opp: UK high-street rental sector “dead in the water” – 4 December Scottish Parliament: http://www.parliament.scot/newsandmediacentre/102492.aspx – 5 December The Scotsman: New Scots property tax has been ‘operationally successful’ – 5 December AOL: Hipster hotspots pushing up house prices in major cities – 5 December Scottish Government: Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) …

2
Dec

Letting agents in the media – 2 December

Mentions: Scottish Housing News: Scottish Association of Landlords welcome bans for rogue Glasgow landlords – 1 December Articles: Scottish Housing News: A quarter of renters in Scotland say they have a slum landlord – 28 November Property Wire: Poll suggests 40% of landlords set to raise rents if they have to pay agent admin fees …