Living Rent

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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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Delegates at the SNP Spring Conference have voted overwhelmingly to support a resolution committing the party to supporting the introduction of national rent controls for all tenants. The proposal calls on the party leadership to go beyond the local rent controls in the Private (Housing) Tenancies B

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The Scottish Government has passed amendments to its Private Tenancies Bill to strengthen its proposed rent control laws, though campaigners have warned that ministers need to go further to ensure protections for vulnerable tenants are guaranteed under the new legislation. The Private Housing (Tenan

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The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap plans for a six-month initial tenancy period for private landlords over fears it could force victims of domestic violence to stay in abusive relationships. Homeless Action Scotland has asked for an amendment to the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill, set

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A new report has outlined comprehensive plans to reduce rents in the private rented sector (PRS) as a crucial part of addressing Scotland's housing crisis. Published today to coincide with the centenary of the Glasgow Rent Strike, which led to the first rent controls being introduced in the UK, the

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Annie Mauger Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

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The Living Rent Campaign has called on the Scottish Government to take action following “unacceptable” rent increases of more than 8 per cent in a year in Edinburgh. New research from Citylets has shown that average 2-bedroom rents in Edinburgh have increased by 8.5 per cent in one year, up more

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By the Living Rent Campaign Perhaps the most important question about reforming or growing the private rented sector is currently not part of the debate: do people actually want to rent from a private landlord? The sector is growing quickly, and the Scottish Government looks set to encourage that gr

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The complexity of the UK government’s plans to make private sector landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants is seeing lawful tenants being refused housing, according new research. Having been piloted in the West Midlands, the government announced last mont

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Campaigners from the Living Rent Campaign calling for the reintroduction of rent controls in Scotland have welcomed endorsements from politicians and groups across Scottish politics. This weekend, the SNP Students conference voted overwhelmingly to back the call for rent controls, and Kezia Dugdale

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Mhairi Black at the University of the West of Scotland Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black has recently voiced her opinions around regulating Scotland's private renting sector and joined students at her local university in calling for rent controls.

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Campaigners delivering consultation responses The Scottish Government has published an analysis of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS).

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