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Landlords in Scotland 'feel like pariahs' amid political rhetoric

Landlords in Scotland 'feel like pariahs' amid political rhetoric

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Red tape and hostility from Holyrood has caused some landlords to defer investments or take properties off the rental market.

Renters are just 'working for their landlords' as housing shortages bite - claim

Renters are just 'working for their landlords' as housing shortages bite - claim

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Renters in England worked 125 days of the year solely to pay their rent, says The Adam Smith Institute.

COMMENT: New book argues 'the end of landlords' would solve the housing crisis

COMMENT: New book argues 'the end of landlords' would solve the housing crisis

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Here Tom Entwistle digests some of this argument and makes a few comments of his own - join in the argument

Chancellor's tax grab set to make housing crisis worse - claim

Chancellor's tax grab set to make housing crisis worse - claim

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Abolishing Multiple Dwellings Relief will intensify problems of chronic undersupply in the property market, according to one tax expert.

Surveyors call for government action to tackle PRS woes

Surveyors call for government action to tackle PRS woes

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Property surveyors across the UK have reported a slowdown in tenant demand along with continued levels of diminishing stock.

Family build-to-rent urged to meet PRS shortfall

Family build-to-rent urged to meet PRS shortfall

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Up to one million new rental homes will be needed to accommodate growing demand by 2031, particularly from young families, across England and Wales.

Fewer tenancies trigger letting agency closures

Fewer tenancies trigger letting agency closures

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Almost 2,000 letting agent branches shut up shop last year which meant 2023 ended with 659 fewer branches on the high street.

Council bids to buy more private rented homes

Council bids to buy more private rented homes

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A council plans to buy 65 private rental properties through its housing company in a bid to address the shortage of homes.

Edinburgh housing services at breaking point

Edinburgh housing services at breaking point

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Edinburgh councillors have declared a housing emergency in a bid to force Holyrood to boost funding.