Lets Talk Announces Association with ARLA Propertymark Scotland

Citylets are delighted to announce that their podcast channel Lets Talk is now in association with ARLA Propertymark Scotland. ARLA Propertymark is the UK’s leading regulatory body for letting agents and represents 10,300 members, of which 531 are based in Scotland. Daryl McIntosh, Strategic Development Manager for Scotland said: “ARLA Propertymark are delighted to be …

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Levelling the Playing Field – Crackdown on Short Term Lets

At a time when Scotland suffers from a chronic undersupply of housing and the private rented sector is being increasingly more regulated, landlords are tempted to shift their properties from the residential sector to the less regulated short term lets market, with its potentially higher gains. In Scotland there are 31,000 active short term let …

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Unique PRS Support Hub Helping Vulnerable Families

Glasgow City Council has set up a unique service to prevent homelessness and child poverty amongst families living in the private rented sector. No other local authority in Scotland provides such support for vulnerable families renting privately. The Private Rented Sector Support Hub Part of the council’s Housing and Regeneration Services, The Private Rented Sector …

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Forever Renting and Happy!

Renting is not a necessary evil as it turns out. To the contrary, new research shows that 75% of tenants are happy to rent, with 33% of those content with renting indefinitely. A survey of 2,000 tenants across the UK, revealed that the vast majority of Brits perceive renting as an attractive option rather than …

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New Partnership to Boost Home Supply in the Scottish PRS

Hundreds of new Build To Rent homes are to be delivered by Springfield Properties in partnership with Sigma. This collaboration between the Scottish housebuilder and the urban regeneration specialist who focuses on family homes, will see a number of new developments in Scotland’s key cities over the coming years. These new homes in Dundee, Edinburgh, …

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Born to Rent

For the first time in living memory a child in the UK is as likely to be born to a family renting as owning a property, according to a new research. Almost half of all babies (49.2%) born across the country (approximately 365,000 a year) are now starting their lives in rented accommodation, with more …

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