New private rented sector fund launched in Scotland – Scottish Business News

Sigma, the private rented sector (“PRS”), residential development and urban regeneration specialist has launched the Sigma Scottish PRS Fund, with investment from the Scottish Government’s Building Scotland Fund. Sigma’s Scottish Fund will have initial resources of £43m, with £30m provided by the Building Scotland Fund in the form of a revolving credit facility and the

When can I disclose personal data? – Lexology

The Data Protection Act 2018 (‘the Act’) came into force on the 25 May 2018. It incorporates the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) into UK’s legislation. The Act controls how personal information is used and sets strict principles that need to be followed when handling someone else’s data. Organisations often refer to the Act to

Tenants being turned down by landlords for mentioning HAP – Ryan – The Clare Echo

*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins Criticism has been levelled at the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) which was described as “virtually useless” by Cllr PJ Ryan last week. Individuals on Clare County Council’s housing list are eligible for HAP which provides assistance for them to pay their rent in private accommodation. It is up to

Calls for housing body to abandon hardline no-pet policy – Dublin Gazette

Local residents have called on voluntary housing body, Cluid Housing to abandon its hardline “small pet-eviction” policy in their Belarmine apartments in Stepaside. “In November, I was approached by a group of shocked residents from Belarmine Hall. They told me that Cluid notified them that all pets should be removed by Christmas Eve,” says local

Dealing With A Rogue Landlord – Galway Daily

Landlord and Tenant are two words which have deep historical roots in Ireland. Often followed by a dreaded word: “eviction”. Back to Famine times, the relationship between landlord and tenant was unfriendly. The landlords were the rich, the Ascendancy, the oppressors, the tenants were always the victims, the Irish, the peasants, the poor people. All

Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street –

Image: Image: SHORT-TERM LETTING platform Airbnb has said the new laws to regulate the renting out of properties will be “unenforceable”.  Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy disagrees, telling the Oireachtas Housing Committee this week that where it is happening on someone’s road, “everyone knows the short-term let house”. He said neighbours see the wheelie

Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws –

Image: Shutterstock/David Soanes Image: Shutterstock/David Soanes TDS HAVE TABLED a number of amendments to the new legislation which aims to overhaul the rental sector and give more rights to tenants. The Residential Tenancies Act has been a long time coming, with Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy promising that it will fundamentally change the rental market in

Proposals to strengthen renters' rights do not prevent evictions, says housing charity – Irish Examiner

New proposals designed to strengthen renters’ rights don’t do enough to stop evictions into homelessness, according to housing charity Threshold. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy this week announced new proposals to strengthen rights in the private rental market. These include the extension of rent pressure zones until 2021. The proposals also include strict requirements about eviction