Mike Dailly The Scottish Government has been accused of failing Scotland’s private sector tenants with its response the Scottish Parliament’s infrastructure and capital investment committee report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
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
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