Why we need to create a more secure future for Scotland’s private renters… It’s not just the growing number of people renting privately in Scotland that’s turning up the pressure for a change of culture within the sector, it’s also that the type of household relying on the sector is changing.
It’s always good to get feedback on the work you do. Over the last week or so I’ve been reflecting on some of the less favourable comments made about us, specifically, criticism of some of our current work on probationary tenancies and letting agencies.
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 […]
Six months is not a long time. It’s less than a football season; just longer than a school term and about as long as the gestation period for the largest type of bat. But under housing law it’s as long as you have security in your own home if you rent privately.