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OPINION: Populist housing policies driving a dangerous ‘slapdash’ approach

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“We have had enough of experts” has become the mantra for poor policy decisions and the modus operandi for governments focused on...

‘Demonising landlords is leading to fewer homes being available to rent’

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More than a third of private landlords in Scotland plan to sell off properties in the next decade, leading to dire housing...

Scots landlords dismayed as possession grounds kept ‘discretionary’ until September

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The Scottish Government’s announcement that all grounds for possession will remain discretionary until at least 30th September has been met with dismay...

SCOTS: ‘Our landlord register hasn’t worked – so be careful as...

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Scotland’s landlord leader says the “postcode lottery” over how its country’s register is administered means it has failed to weed out bad...

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Scots renting reforms to be revealed ‘before Xmas’

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A new strategy for the private rented sector is to be published by the Scottish government before Christmas, its new housing minister...

Make malicious non-payment of rent an offence and ‘ground for eviction’...

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Landlords in Scotland have told researchers that ‘malicious non-payment of rent’ should be included within the legal definition of theft and become...

Landlords push back on Scots government’s new anti-landlord stance

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With the ink barely dry on the new SNP and Scottish Greens co-operation agreement, the Scottish Government is keen to forge ahead...

EXCLUSIVE: Scots landlords push for rent arrears grants to be paid...

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The Scottish Association of Landlords is urging the government to pay rent arrears grants direct to landlords as a way to address...

Will England follow? Scots landlords welcome £10m rent arrears grant scheme

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Landlords have welcomed another cash boost for Scotland’s struggling tenants aimed at ensuring eviction is used a last resort.

Scots eviction extension battle looms as landlords and agents call out...

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Estate agency trade association Propertymark has urged its members to help prevent the Scottish government from extending the evictions ban – or...