Rent Rights

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

Private Rented Sector Housing to be debated at parliament

On Wednesday, the Scottish Parliament will be debating a motion on reforming private rented sector housing. It’s a welcome debate, and further sign of a growing consensus that more needs …Read More

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

Renting Stories: “I feel like the house I live in isn't my home”

Renting Stories: “I feel like the house I live in isn't my home”

Amy, Aberdeenshire We currently rent a bungalow in Westhill. Although the street is lovely, we certainly have to pay for that – it was £700 a month when we moved …Read More

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

Renting Stories: "Over the last 2 months I probably dealt with about 20 different agencies"

Ben, Edinburgh Having just spent 2 months searching hard for a flat to rent, I have a lot to share about what is wrong with the private rented housing market. …Read More

Posted on November 12th, 2014

RENT RISE STATS SHOW NEED FOR TARGETTED RESTRICTIONS

Patrick Harvie has today argued that targeted private rent restrictions are needed in areas under extreme pressure for housing. The private rented sector now accounts for an eighth of all …Read More

Posted on October 29th, 2014

Patrick talks Rent Rights in Evening Times column

Writing in today’s Evening Times, Patrick reflects on his own experience as a private sector tenant, and welcomes Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign. The Shelter campaign is calling for …Read More

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