The most striking thing about this report is clearly the 15% fall in average rental across Aberdeen. The rest of the country saw a mixed picture but with sustained growth of rents in Dundee and Edinburgh.
Although 1 and 3 bed flats in Edinburgh are showing rises of 3 or 4% over the last 12 months this contrasts with our own experience which would suggest 2 bed rents in particular in th ecityh centre have risen by more than 10%. That probably means that some areas are stagnant or falling which bring the average down.
With the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) legislation currently in committee stage of the Scottish Parliament, including controversial plans to control rents, it will be interesting to see whether the government can sustain their push for control of rents when the data doesn't support such a move.