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
Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act
Laura Fairlie By Laura Fairlie from Shelter Scotland
Katy Dickson Housing minister Margaret Burgess has been urged to think again over a lack of grounds to provide homes for employees in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
Margaret Burgess MSPs yesterday agreed the general principles of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill during a Stage 1 debate in the Scottish Parliament.
Vonnie Sandlan In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Vonnie Sandlan of NUS Scotland looks at what students want from new legislation on private renting.
Margaret Burgess A new bill aimed at strengthening and improving the private rented sector will be debated in parliament today.
John Finnie The need for rent controls in the Highlands and Islands, where rents are rising faster than in any other part of Scotland, has become “urgent”, according to John Finnie MSP.
Carolyn Uphill The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new online lobbying tool to help landlords in Scotland fight proposed reforms to tenancy agreements.
Dan Cookson For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, acco
Tony Cain Welcome as they are, the Scottish Government’s package of reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) just don’t go far enough, writes Tony Cain, policy manager for the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).
Sarah Speirs A Parliamentary committee report which made recommendations aimed at improving the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, has been welcomed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland.
Jim Eadie MSP The general principles behind a bill that aims to introduce a new single tenancy for the private rented sector and have been given support from a committee of MSPs, though some suggestions for improvements have been recommended.
Students in Scotland have roundly rejected one of the principal tenets of the Scottish Government’s Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill as unworkable and failing to recognise their specific needs and interests. In a new study of attitudes, opinions and needs of those living in the private rented sect
Richard Aird Introduction
Reform of legislation relating to the private rented housing sector has been applauded by the Faculty of Advocates, although it has queried some aspects of the proposed changes. In a written submission to MSPs on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, the Faculty said it was “undesirable