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Tribunal on Trial: 18 months of the Scottish Housing & Property Chamber

On 1 December 2017 the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber took over from the sheriff court in dealing with all private rented sector (PRS) disputes. This in effect created a Housing Court. This paper considers how the new system has fared north of the border.

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We need to look beyond tenure to really understand people’s housing aspirations

There is a lot of interest in understanding people’s housing aspirations – after all, knowing what people want is the first step to delivering housing that will meet demand. But aspirations are not just about the physical characteristics of a dwelling; they are multi-faceted and encompass practical and emotional factors.

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The impact of changes to Mortgage Interest Relief on renting to Under 35’s

Our survey findings suggest that around one in five landlords (19 per cent) think that the MIR changes will make them less likely to let to under-35s. More detailed analysis suggests that both the impact of MIR changes and landlord responses to them are likely to vary considerably across different groups.

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Access to homes for under-35’s: The impact of Welfare Reform on Private Renting

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