Mixed Signals

Rents in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) continued to edge upwards in the first quarter of the year despite the political landscape which has impacted markets in other sectors. The average property to rent in Scotland rose 1.7% to stand at £793 per month. 1 and 2 bed properties charted a familiar course both recording …

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Market Cools as Citylets Report Hits 40

Hard to believe perhaps but it’s now 10 years since Citylets published its first quarterly report ‘Trends In Residential Lettings’. It has been very satisfying to see it evolve over the years to arrive at its current format. And of course for it to be accepted by the Lettings Industry as the de facto source …

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Scottish PRS – A Town That Needs a Sheriff

Over the past decade the Scottish Private Rented Sector has been subject to new legislation and regulations aiming to drive up standards within the letting industry. However, without the right enforcement these new laws become obsolete. According to a survey carried out by Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 69% of Scottish people believe local authorities …

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Scotland’s Private Rented Sector Continues Rise

Scotland’s Private Rented Sector continues its current steady YOY rise of 2%, up to £777 per month on average from £762 a year ago. Strong growth in Edinburgh and Glasgow in particular is again counter balanced by steep falls in Aberdeen. However there are signs that drag on the Granite City market will ease later …

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