Tax Relief Hopes Buried with Autumn Statement

The Private Rented Sector has been the subject of a number of significant changes over the past year that have been felt strongly by residential landlords. Changes introduced in the 2015 Summer Budget include: taxing landlords on their income as opposed to profit, reducing mortgage interest relief, introducing a 3% stamp duty surcharge on buy …

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Awards for Good…

Homes for Good CIC (Community Interest Company), a Glasgow based letting agency, is this year’s winner of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland. The company was recognised for ongoing commitment to social change and tenants’ wellbeing through ethical and approachable service. The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland is an annual awards programme for innovation and success in …

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‘Ello ‘Ello ‘Ello! Moda Living to Transform Strathclyde Police HQ

Moda Living has purchased the former Strathclyde Police Headquarters at Pitt Street and will build hundreds of rental apartments. Moda Living already have several large Build To Rent developments in England and this purchase will be their first in Scotland. Not only is it a clear indication of confidence in the Scottish rental market, it …

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Private Renters Three Times More Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a notorious killer. This odourless, colourless and non-irritant gas, exposure to which even at a low level, can cause serious injuries and in more extreme cases – death. It is estimated that one in 10 Scottish adults has suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home and the risk of exposure is …

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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 …

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Expansion of the Private Rental Sector in Scotland

With the increasing recognition of the significance of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) we thought it would be useful to explore some of the statistics that show the extent of the growth of the PRS in Scotland over the last 20 years or so. We know from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) that the estimated …

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