We use cookies to make your experience of our website better. Please read our cookies policy to find out more. If you continue to use our site, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies.
Cunninghame Properties - Property Management & Residential Letting Agents On Facebook Cunninghame Properties - Property Management & Residential Letting Agents On Twitter

01294 461911


Government News

Monday, 10th June, 2013

Tenants and landlords are set to benefit from new plans to modernise Scotland’s private rented sector, says Housing Minister Margaret Burgess.

The Private Rented Sector strategy outlines the Scottish Government’s plans to work in partnership with letting agents on the introduction of new regulations for the industry.

The strategy also lays out plans to attract investment to support the construction sector  to build new homes.
Speaking at a joint Shelter Scotland and Scottish Association of Landlords event, the Minister set out the Government’s aim to improve management standards and quality of service for tenants and landlords.

She said:

“Scotland enjoys a thriving private rented sector, and I am eager that it continues to grow in a way that meets the needs of every tenant and landlord.

Letting Agents play an important role in managing private rented properties.  We want to ensure that all Letting Agents meet the standards of those that provide the best service.  By working together with letting agents on further regulation of the industry, we will help to ensure  private rented accommodation is of a good quality and well managed, benefitting both tenants and landlords.

One of our key challenges is to address the growing demand for private rented housing, from short term flexible rents to longer term tenancies.  This Strategy commits us to consulting in the near future with all stakeholders to examine the suitability and effectiveness of the current tenancy regime, and we will consider legislative change where required.”

John Blackwood, Chief Executive of Scottish Association of Landlords said:

“The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) welcomes this publication as it reinforces the existing good practice of by far the majority of landlords and letting agents in Scotland. SAL also welcomes the Scottish Government’s aim to see the private rented sector in Scotland grow and provide a well-managed housing sector.”


Our Accreditations