Cost Of Living (Tenant Protection) Act

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Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay spent 40 minutes online with Patrick Harvie, minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants' rights. Jimmy picks out some of the main points, mostly concerning the Scottish Government’s emergency legislation designed to give tenants relief from the

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Emergency legislation giving tenants increased protection from rent increases and evictions during the cost of living crisis has become law after receiving Royal Assent. The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Act gives Ministers temporary power to cap rent increases for private and social tenants, a

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The new Tenant Protection Act falls short of expectations, argues the Legal Services Agency. In October 2022, the Scottish Parliament passed the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill (which has now received royal assent). This bill aims to introduce new measures to protect tenants in th

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The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has written to social landlords to provide advice relating to the developing policy position on rent increases. Last week the Scottish Government introduced emergency legislation to bring in a cap on increases in rents at 0% until the end of March 2023 for h

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Letting agent Riccardo Giovanacci argues that private landlords are under assault from a government which has no intention of listening to their concerns. It is a fundamental principle of a functioning democracy that parties, when in power, should pay at least lip service to the concept of balancing

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Emergency legislation that will give ministers temporary power to cap rents for private and social tenants, as well as for student accommodation, and introduce a moratorium on evictions has been approved by MSPs. The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Scotland Bill faced a final vote

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