Category: Rental Community News

Rental Arrangements

Sex in exchange for rent is being advertised in Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland, according to recent reports. Adverts offering women no charge for rent or bills in exchange for other ‘extras’ are being placed on websites such as Craigslist (a free listings website containing a variety of classified adverts). A 27 year old...

‘No Plumbers’ ‘No Beards’?! What Are Acceptable Exclusions In Renting?

If you read the news these days you’ll know that more and more people are renting in the private sector. 350 000 households in Scotland alone. But is it truly for everyone or are there barriers in play preventing equal access to all? Landlords have the right to pick and choose but they are also...

Build To Rent – The Perfect Home With No Mortgage

Imagine the scenario… Serviced accommodation with lounge and coffee/bar areas, rooftop terraces and gardens, libraries, movie rooms, on site launderette facilities, concierge; all within walking distance of the city. You may think we’ve just described a venue for a well-deserved city break however this is the reality of build to rent – a new style of...

Bank of Mum and Dad Paying £1bn of Rental Costs

Bank of Mum and Dad, known for helping young people to get on the property ladder, is a major player in the UK housing market. According to research carried out by insurer Legal & General, parents will be involved in 25% of all mortgage transactions in 2016, helping 305,900 of their grown-up children. The UK...

Scottish Landlords & Tenants Favour Remain

Whatever the result of the EU referendum today, it is clear that both Scottish Landlords and Tenants appear to favour Remain. A Survey of 1000 Scottish tenants conducted by Citylets showed that 39% of those who currently rent, but want to own their own home, saw staying in the EU as better for home ownership...