Given my concerns about an overheating property rental market, I was interested in the report from Shelter calling for a new kind of tenancy to be introduced across England. Shelter’s proposals are outlined in a new report which they believe will lead to a more stable private rental market. This report only impacts on England although readers of previous blogs will know there has been a similar increase in private rentals in Scotland over the last couple of years. I was interested to read a statistic that the number of people who rent their homes from a Landlord has almost doubled to 8.5 million people over the last 15 years in England. This is definitely something that the Scottish Government should look at as well.Lindsay Darroch Partner & Head of Property
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