Updates to rent increase and eviction templates

Updates to rent increase and eviction templates

With the rent cap and eviction moratorium ending on 31 March, many members are contacting us to ask when updated templates will be available for rent increase and eviction notices. These templates need to be changed in legislation and are unlikely to be available...
First-tier Tribunal confirms COLA rent cap exemption

First-tier Tribunal confirms COLA rent cap exemption

As members will be aware, the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 introduced a freeze on most rent increases from 6 September 2022. This was later amended in April 2023 to a cap of 3% on most rent increases. Since this legislation was introduced,...
Buy-to-let market update

Buy-to-let market update

BY: Doug Hall, Director, 3mc Welcome to ‘Buy-to-let Market’, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the buy-to-let lending markets. The information within this article is correct as at 31/01/2024. The Mortgage Works – has...
Changes to the Repairing Standard guidance

Changes to the Repairing Standard guidance

The Scottish Government has today updated its guidance on the Repairing Standard, primarily to provide further clarity in areas of the guidance which were causing confusion. Notable changes are as follows: Lead pipes The government has removed any mention of lead...
Increase in Local Housing Allowance rates

Increase in Local Housing Allowance rates

Following a four year freeze, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates will increase on 1 April 2024. A table showing the new rates can be found here.The LHA rate determines the amount that tenants in receipt of benefit can receive towards their housing costs. LHA rates...
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating show

SNAP UP  FREE TICKETS TO THE SCOTTISH HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW  The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by self-build specialists Fleming Homes, Scotland’s only dedicated consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and...