A new report suggests that the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a worldwide boost in house prices.
The Scottish National Party's (SNP) plans to regulate Airbnb properties in Scotland have been withdrawn from Scottish Parliament due to a lack of coherent support. While concerns over short-let properties rented out on Airbnb and similar websites remain, the Scottish government's plans failed to give Scottish councils the powers they need to strike a balance between short and long-term lets in the country. New plans are expected to be submitted later in 2021.
The ongoing stamp duty holiday is due to end on 31 March, and calls to extend it are getting ever louder. A petition with nearly 142,000 signatures was debated in Parliament on 1 February, but it still seems likely that the holiday will end as planned.