Scottish Greens



Scottish Greens call for winter evictions ban

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP has today launched a campaign for a winter eviction ban.

Published 24 September 2020

Rent arrears fear for landlords despite pandemic discounts

Landlords are urging the Scottish Government to provide direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears to help the property owners survive the fallout of COVID-19. 

Published 1 September 2020

Scottish Greens calls for adoption of five-point housing plan

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to adopt his party’s five-point housing plan to kickstart a green recovery when she outlines her Programme for Government today.

Published 1 September 2020

Andy Wightman calls for ‘firm guarantee’ of no winter evictions

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has urged the Scottish Government to place a complete ban on people being evicted this winter after failing to receive assurances that some private sector tenants will not be ordered to leave their homes.

Published 17 August 2020

Extension of protections ‘give breathing space’ to tenants facing eviction

Charities have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation that the Scottish Government is looking at extending emergency restrictions on evictions due to the impact of coronavirus until March 2021.

Published 13 August 2020

Scottish Greens call for asylum housing to be taken out of private hands

Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector.

Published 15 July 2020

Scottish Greens call for two-year rent freeze

The second set of emergency laws to be made in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic must protect vulnerable tenants, the Scottish Greens have urged.

Published 14 May 2020

Scottish Greens call on Chancellor to support tenants amid coronavirus outbreak

In the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Chancellor of the Exchequer must announce measures to support private tenants and those in precarious work when he outlines his budget to parliament today, according to Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP.

Published 11 March 2020

Greens call for end to 'cruel' benefits cap

Scottish Greens have called for the UK Government to end a controversial cap on benefits, as figures showed over 3,364 Scottish families are having their social security entitlements cut.

Published 10 February 2020

Scottish Greens call for warm homes changes

Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell has said that the Climate Change Bill must ensure that every family in Scotland has a warm home.

Published 24 September 2019

Living Rent holds 'lock-in' to highlight council's 'failure' to protect Glasgow asylum seekers

Tenants' union Living Rent held a symbolic 'lock-in' at Glasgow City Council on Tuesday and sent a letter of demands urging the local authority to take responsibility for asylum seekers facing eviction via lock changes by Serco.

Published 21 August 2019