Clouds with Silver Linings as the New Scottish Private Residential Tenancy Starts


• Residential investment has proven to be an attractive proposition in recent years as rising demand has driven rents and yields higher.

• However, legislative and regulatory changes are going to prove to be a challenge to this sector (for small and large investors alike), especially tax changes and the start of the new PRT on 1 December. All investors should take professional advice on their portfolios to manage the new risks.

• The Scottish private residential sector is now in a very different place from the rest of the UK and the likes of institutional Build to Rent sector needs to be aware of this.

• The Scottish Government remains keen to attract private sector investment into real estate in Scotland and the new Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) is part of this drive. Rettie & Co. have just been appointed to the Property Advisor Framework to advise the Scottish Government and the Scottish Futures Trust on the application of RIGS for specific BTR schemes.


About Andrew Meehan

Andrew re-joined the Rettie & Co. Research Team at the start of 2015 having originally worked for the company from 2005 to 2010. Andrew has an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University and an MSc in...

Andrew Meehan
Associate Director
Edinburgh Read More