Category: Glasgow Property News

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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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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Top Notch Student Accommodation in Glasgow’s West End

Halls of Residence have come a very long way from their old reputations as noisy, crowded student accommodation with little privacy and frequent late night parties. Developers have recognised the need for creating state of the art communities with vibrant and fun living spaces where students not only can study but can live and socialise. …

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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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Glasgow Rental Market up 20% in 5 years

The Glasgow rental market has been rising steadily over the last 10 quarters with average rents now standing at £719 per month as at Q2 2016, up 5.0% from a year ago. Positive annual growth has been recorded in Scotland’s largest city quarterly since Q4 2013 as rents continue to track the national average at …

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