Enviable Student Housing in Scotland with Fresh Student Living

Fresh Student Living manage 9 schemes in Edinburgh and Glasgow and have a new site opening in Aberdeen for 2018. Each site that opens is more ‘instagrammable’ than the last. With en-suite rooms in shared apartments and studios with their own mini-kitchens, huge social spaces and dedicated study rooms, this is not what you used …

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Glasgow Council Cleaning up Govanhill of Slum Properties

“The place is disgusting… they should take it all down”, says Liz Armour Crosbie, an activist with the Govanhill Community Campaign who blames rogue landlords for overcrowding and destroying her neighbourhood. It is estimated there are around 2,600 private landlords in the Govanhill area. In the past nine months, 22 of them have been banned …

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Is Scotland About to Put its Rent Cap on?

It looks like rent controls within Scottish cities are imminent. Councillors have just approved a report to be conducted regarding the introduction of Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) across Glasgow. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill due to come in to effect this December, would mean that councils will be able to apply to the Scottish …

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Nightmares Can Come True

Being a landlord isn’t all roses and it would appear landlords get bad press more often than tenants. Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, there will be times in any landlord’s life when they come across not so perfect occupants. Meet the tenants from hell… ‘Living nightmare’ A Liverpool landlord and surveyor, Steve Parry, went through …

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LAR Housing Trust Filling the Mid Market Gap

LAR Housing Trust, in its second year since launch in October 2015, has managed to secure a multimillion pound deal that will give a significant boost to its mid market rental portfolio across Scotland. This game changing funding of £65 million was arranged by Bank of Scotland Commercial Real Estate in partnership with Scottish Widows. …

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For Rental Bliss It’s Got To Be Swiss

Global real estate firm, Savills, recently carried out research on proportions of people owning and renting across different countries around the developed world. Savills discovered that Switzerland was the only country where more people rent their homes than purchase, with 60% of people renting, closely followed by Germany where almost 50% rent homes. Certain factors …

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