Tenants' rights minister Patrick Harvie has announced that he intends to cap private sector rents at 3% and that evictions will continue to be prevented for all tenants except in a number of specified circumstances from April.
Tenants Natasha and Rory Blake have urged the City of Edinburgh council to act on the mould and dampness in their flat, which they say has exacerbated their children's health conditions and ruined some of their belongings.
Tenants' union Living Rent has launched a petition in response to the City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on holiday lets in Edinburgh calling on the council’s Planning Committee to massively reduce the number of homes converted into short-term lets. The tenants union said that the
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
The City of Edinburgh Council has voted down a planned redevelopment of the Old Tynecastle High School. S1 Developments had submitted an application for a new student residential development with at the site, with council planners recommending the application be granted, subject to co
Living Rent members in Shawlands and Langside will host a public discussion today between Pollokshields councillors and concerned local residents who oppose the planned redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade. The £150 million regeneration plan designed by Haus Collective will see the 1960s retail d
The Scottish Government has been accused of "whitewashing" the issue of rent control in its summary of responses to its New Deal for Tenants consultation. In December last year, the Scottish Government invited comments to A New Deal for Tenants - draft rented sector strategy: consultation, which see
Tenants' union Living Rent has held a demonstration outside the Glasgow offices of Kelvin Properties to protest against a £200 monthly rent increase and a notice to quit served to one of its members. Jemma Maclaren, who has lived in her Partick flat for nine years, was recently informed her re
Scotland's tenant's union Living Rent has voiced its support for the extension of the emergency measures granted under the Scottish Coronavirus Acts. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Living Rent has demanded that the Scottish Government act to rigidly protect tenants from eviction. These de
The Scottish Government has been urged to extend its temporary ban on evictions as the move to level 2 lockdown measures for most of Scotland sees thousands of tenants unprotected by the current legislation.
Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called on parties and candidates for the upcoming election to back its ‘tenants’ manifesto’, warning that the next parliament cannot simply aim for things to return to how they were before the pandemic. Livin