The Scottish Government has made it a requirement on all private sector landlords to give tenants a copy of the Tenant Information Pack. We’ve launched Renting Scotland, a site for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector in Scotland.
Back in November, the law was clarified around the fees that letting agents and landlords charge to tenants. It is now absolutely clear that all fees including admin fees, reservation fees, fees for credit checks etc, were and remain illegal.
Thinking of becoming a landlord, or are you already renting out a property? Your legal rights and responsibilities can be a bit of a minefield. Instructing a letting agent can save you a lot of hassle in the long-run but if things go wrong it is often the landlord, rather than the letting agent, that […]
So you want to rent a flat? You’ve got money for your rent and your deposit all sorted (handily now to be protected under the new tenancy deposit scheme) but then they hit you with it… fees. A little word but one that anyone renting privately will know only too well.