Rent Rights

Posted on February 20th, 2015

Funding for warm homes welcomed, but needs to go further

The Scottish Government recently announced £20 million to increasing energy efficiency and improving cycling and walking infrastructure. This is a welcome move in recognition of the problem of poorly insulated …Read More

Posted on January 8th, 2015

Homelessness from private sector on the increase

Recent statistics report an increase in homelessness applications from the private rented sector, which currently represents 13% of all housing in Scotland. Figures show an unprecedented increase of 38% in …Read More

Posted on January 7th, 2015

Patrick's response to Government consultation

With more than an eighth of all homes in Scotland now privately rented, reforms and increased regulatory measures are being called for to improve private renting for both tenants and …Read More

Posted on December 15th, 2014

Renting Stories: "I know so many fellow students who have been victims of appalling housing conditions"

Ruth, Glasgow I am a student at Glasgow University and used a private landlord during 2012-2013 during which time my flatmates and I had an awful experience of HMO non-compliance, …Read More

Posted on December 4th, 2014

Patrick's speech in Housing Debate

Below is Patrick’s contribution to yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on Private Rented Sector housing. The Housing Minister has promised to find out if the Scottish Government holds statistics for homelessness …Read More

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