Tuesday 14th August 2018

The government must start to provide financial incentives for buy-to-let landlords prepared to offer longer tenancies or risk seeing rents soar, according to the CEO of haart estate agents.  Paul Smith wants to see the government do more to address the demand for longer tenancies from a number of people renting in the private rented market by doing more to address the growing housing crisis...

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

The chief executive officer of mydeposits, Eddie Hooker, has defended the current system of deposit protection schemes following criticisms from Which?.   The consumer group argues that the existing tenant deposit system is “broken” and in desperate need of reform after a new report revealed that a number of tenants are falling into debt to cover the cost of a new deposit...

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

Buy-to-let landlords are leaving the private rented sector north of the border in their droves as a direct result of Scottish rental reforms.   Fresh findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) reveal that almost a quarter - 24% - of landlords with property in Scotland have sold over the last three months, with just 5% having acquired during the same period...

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