Rent Rights

Posted on March 13th, 2014

More needs to be done to address rising cost of renting

Patrick Harvie has called for the Scottish Government to do more in its Housing Bill to address the rising cost of renting in the private sector. Questioning the Housing Minister …Read More

Posted on March 6th, 2014

Justice Minister asked to take action on harassment and unlawful eviction

Yesterday saw the Justice Minister questioned on harassment and unlawful eviction in the private rented sector. During the Portfolio Question Time on Justice, Alison Johnstone MSP proposed the introduction of a …Read More

Posted on February 13th, 2014

PRIVATE TENANTS MUST FEEL SECURE IN THEIR HOMES

One of the underlying problems within the private rented sector in Scotland is the prevalence of the short assured tenancy. Short assured tenancies have become the most common lease in …Read More

Posted on February 5th, 2014

PATRICK SEEKS BAN ON 'NO DSS' DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TENANTS

Questioning letting agents giving evidence to Parliament today, Patrick called for the industry to end discrimination against those on housing benefits. According to the DWP, there are almost 100,000 recipients …Read More

Posted on January 20th, 2014

Government still not on top of tenants' deposits issue

Patrick Harvie has criticised the Scottish Government after ministers admitted that they do not know how many landlords are complying with schemes designed to protect tenants’ deposits¹. Last summer when …Read More

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