Rent Rights

Posted on May 20th, 2014

PATRICK LODGES AMENDMENT TO TRY AND BLOCK NEW LANDLORD IMMIGRATION CHECKS

Patrick Harvie is trying to stop landlords being forced to check the immigration status of prospective tenants (or face a £3000 fine). The new law is part of the UK …Read More

Posted on May 13th, 2014

Campaign Update: amendments run down

The Housing Bill has now reached Stage Two and the lead committee will shortly begin considering the first series of amendments to the Bill. As I’ve said before, there is …Read More

Posted on May 1st, 2014

Campaign update: Patrick pushes for cross party action

Patrick has lodged a motion welcoming the publication of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation Briefing on Housing and Low Income. The briefing, which you can read on the JRF website, details …Read More

Posted on May 1st, 2014

HARVIE WELCOMES MILIBAND RENT PLEDGE

Patrick Harvie has welcomed Ed Miliband’s announcement that if Labour wins the next Westminster election, he will introduce a form of rent control and reform tenancy agreements in the private …Read More

Posted on April 24th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: HARVIE CALLS FOR GREATER PROTECTION FOR TENANTS

Patrick Harvie today used a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Government’s proposed Housing Bill to call for greater protection for tenants in the private rented sector. The MSP …Read More

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