Shelter Scotland Launches “Toolkit for Tenants”

An online “toolkit” for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust. SafeDeposit Scotland Trust (the only not-for-profit deposit scheme in Scotland) made a grant of … More

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The Number of Rental Properties Available in Scotland Continues to Fall

A new survey of the residential property market has revealed that the number of rental properties in Scotland has fallen even further over the last three months. Coupled with this decrease in supply is an increase in demand which is … More

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Scotland Offers Affordable Seaside Living

Many of us would like to live by the sea and new research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that it may not be as unaffordable as some might think. The research found that average property prices by the sea … More

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Many ‘ Empty Nesters’ Choose Not to Downsize

New research from the Bank of Scotland has revealed that about 43% of adults whose children have ‘flown the nest’ intend to remain in the family home rather than downsizing. Although most are enjoying the extra space and freedom, 25% … More

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We Need More Houses

A recently published White Paper on the housing market in England described it as “broken”. According to the White Paper the reason for this is simple- not enough houses are being built, now and in the past and supply significantly … More

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December 2016 – New residential tenancy forms from 1 December 2016

(in particular: new Forms AT5 for short assured tenancies; AT6 for assured tenancies; and Tenant Information Packs)  This Note gives some background to the new forms of AT5, AT6 and Tenant Information Packs which must be used for “short assured” … More

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