Category: Edinburgh Property News

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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Paving the Way for New Mid Market Homes in Leith

Link Housing Association is to deliver 199 new homes to meet a mid market renting profile. The new development has been designed by 7N Architects and will be erected on brownfield land at Salamander Place. Located between Leith Links and the docks the new homes will be built in partnership with Cruden Homes and the …

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New Heights In Central Belt Power Scottish PRS To Positive Growth

The Scottish PRS reached a new record high in Q2 2017 with average rents up 1.5% year on year (YOY) to £789 on average. Growth was materially underpinned by continued strong uplift in the key conurbations of Edinburgh (5.2%) and Glasgow (5%), where markets have reached respective all time highs, and with reduced drag from …

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Delivering Mid Market Homes to North Edinburgh

In these challenging times, where house prices are on the rise and the housing supply continuously fails to meet the demand, Port of Leith Housing Association (POLHA) is on the way to deliver. Their areas of focus are Leith and North Edinburgh and the ambition is to provide affordable, high quality communities that are well connected, mixed …

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Short Term Gains?

Short term lets seem to be flooding Edinburgh city centre and it is estimated that around half of the homes in the EH1 postcodes will be holiday lets by 2050 – a new study by the Scottish Green Party has revealed. The scale of this growing trend is causing concerns and calls for more regulation …

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Zero Sum Game – Citylets Market Report Q1 2017

The Scottish PRS continues to prove very robust to geopolitical change as it plots a predictable path in Q1 2017. Competing forces from the central belt and Aberdeen result in a (near) zero sum game at just 0.1% YOY national growth. Rents in Aberdeen have indeed fallen to national average, as suggested in our last report, …

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