Edinburgh's student accommodation makes the grade for investors – Scottish Business News

Edinburgh has become a hotspot for investment in student accommodation, according to Knight Frank’s Global Student Property 2019 report. The commercial property consultancy found the Scottish capital was the third most popular destination in the UK for investment in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), at £230 million over the last three years. The figure placed the city behind

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

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the Private Rented Sector – Energy Saving Trust

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the Private Rented SectorMonday, 1 April, 2019 From April 1st 2019, landlords of cold homes in England and Wales will have to pay up to £3,500 (inc. VAT) to improve the insulation and/ or heating of property before they can rent it out to new tenants or issue a renewal

Galway Simon welcomes affordable housing task force – Galway Daily

The announcement of the special Housing Taskforce to deliver on affordable housing targets in Galway has been welcomed by Galway Simon Community. The taskforce, which will be set up by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, will identify issues that are preventing people from securing housing, and hope to increase the availability of affordable and social

Rent-only apartment schemes on the up but ownership declines – The Irish Times

After years of few new apartment developments in Dublin, 2018 was characterised by the rise in their popularity, with planning applications lodged for thousands of new units – a trend that is continuing into 2019. According to Kate Ryan, head of research for BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, investors ploughed almost €1 billion into Dublin’s private

Shortages to continue in private rental sector – Irish Examiner

Private rental sector PRS is Prevalent, Relevant, Strong, says John Moran. The Private Rented Sector (PRS) has had a record year in the investment market.  A term that didn’t exist in Ireland a number of years ago, it is now at the forefront of most investor portfolio strategies. What exactly is it?  It is basically

Home truths: Why Airbnb tweaks won't solve the housing crisis – image.ie

The government says that the prominence of short-term properties in specific areas of Dublin is responsible for making the housing crisis worse. Landlords say that they are being made into scapegoats. Amanda Cassidy finds out what’s really going on with the Irish rental market.  Paul Lock (29) is nearly ironing the bedsheets for his forthcoming