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Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

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CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk and John Blackwood, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), argue that further support is required for private landlords, who have a significant role to play in the housing sector’s response to coronavirus. Last month the S

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Holyrood’s local government and communities committee has written to the Scottish Government regarding its response to COVID-19 and how it has impacted on issues such as homelessness, housebuilding, energy efficiency and short-term lets. In the letter, committee convenor James Dornan MSP asks

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A Bill to limit private sector rent rises and to increase the availability of information available to tenants has been lodged by Scottish Labour’s housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill. The Fair Rents Bill, dubbed the Mary Barbour Bill after the legendary rent strike organiser, was written wit

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Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Michael Henderson issues a guide for landlords on managing relationships with tenants during the current crisis. Landlords and tenants alike are under extreme pressure to maintain their obligations under commercial lease terms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restriction

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Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has warned that tenants served eviction notices may still be cast out during the coronavirus lockdown after the party’s proposals to strengthen an emergency eviction ban were rejected by MSPs. The emergency legislation passed this week extends

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