The latest House Price Report from the ESPC has revealed a continued improvement in activity in the Edinburgh property market during the three months to October.
A quarter of landlords have been letting for less than five years, according to recent research by the National Landlords Association (NLA), which has been prompted by the finding to issue a reminder to landlords of the importance of understanding their obligations to tenants.
The number of mortgage loans to first-time buyers in Scotland reached 7,500 in the second quarter of 2014, according to recent figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). This is an increase of 29% over the previous quarter, and up 23% on Q2 2013.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published its House Price Index for March 2014, which gives an interesting insight into developments in house prices in all four UK countries, including average prices paid by existing home owners and first-time buyers.
The latest Quarterly House Price Statistical Report, from the Registers of Scotland (ROS) shows encouraging signs for Scotland's residential property market.
The ongoing rise in Scottish house buyer numbers apparently slowed down to its lowest point in almost a year during February, according to the RICS February UK Residential Market Survey.
The dream of home ownership has become more attainable for city dwellers, according to the Lloyds Bank Affordable Cities Review. This has revealed that home affordability has improved in the majority of UK cities over the past five years.
A high profile Irish property dispute hit the headlines this week, when the Irish Supreme Court ruled on land access rights and public rights of way relating to Lissadell House, a historically important country house in County Sligo.
No longer can Landlords keep a tenants deposit. It is now against the law to do so and can be very costly for a Landlord if they fail to do so.