Living Rent

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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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The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess. The petition, which has gathered 8,000 signatures from people all across Scotland since its launch in June

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Jimmy Black You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent"

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New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed. David Alexander, managing director of DJ Alexander, said he fears fewer flats would be available for short-term rent under proposals drawn up by the Scottish Gov

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