Private Renting Changes In Scotland & Wales
Changes are afoot in the private rented sector in Scotland and Wales and there may be implications for other parts of the UK. The deadline for landlords and agents to register as part of Rent Smart Wales was 23 November 2016. Scotland has had a national landlord register since 2006, now no fault possession is being abolished and consultation on a new standard tenancy limiting rent increases with new forms and notices continues until 25 December 2016. How are landlords and tenants responding to these changes? Scotland banned letting agent fees in 2012, but is the ban working? Now Westminster is following suit, will politicians south of the border borrow more policy initiatives? Richard Blanco is joined by Bethan Jones from Rent Smart Wales, David Kendall who runs Hamilton based agency Lets Makes Homes, James Battye from Shelter Scotland and Richard Lambert from the National Landlords Association to explain, untangle and evaluate this shifting landscape.
Inside Property is produced in collaboration with the National Landlords Association.