Govan Law Centre

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With Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee now seeking views on the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, having previously dropped the proposed legislation due to a heavy workload, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the "unprecedented" move as a "victory for open democracy". GLC, which

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Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases. The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, proposes to cap rent increases at one per cent above the consumer price index (CPI) of in

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A petition has been launched calling on the Scottish Government to formally adopt the Fair Rents (Scotland) Members Bill after the proposed legislation was dropped by the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee. Scottish Labour housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill worked closely with

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A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.

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A Bill to limit private sector rent rises and to increase the availability of information available to tenants has been lodged by Scottish Labour’s housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill. The Fair Rents Bill, dubbed the Mary Barbour Bill after the legendary rent strike organiser, was written wit

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Glasgow lawyer Mike Dailly has quit the Social Justice Commission set up by the SNP to consider how an independent Scotland could tackle poverty and inequality. Mr Dailly, principal solicitor at Govan Law Centre, was appointed late last year to the body, which was established to build upon the earli

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A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.

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Scottish Housing News (SHN) was in Glasgow yesterday to celebrate 25 years of Govan Law Centre and caught up with George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator and Mike Dailly, principal solicitor of GLC. View our video below: 

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