Bigger role for landlords

Scottish landlords could play a greater role in the country’s housing system, the Scottish government said, as the findings of the most comprehensive review on private rented housing are unveiled. The study has shown a marked increase in demand for private lets from students, young professionals and migrants, along with a high level of satisfaction with landlords, although issues were raised about repairs and tenancy deposits. Landlords too, were generally positive, but had concerns about the length and cost of legal action to seek repossession, and the administration of housing benefit.