Scottish Greens

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More than 30 landlords are operating lucrative short term letting businesses in Scotland’s capital which is adding to the pressure on Edinburgh’s housing stock, new research has found. The report by University of Sheffield academic Alasdair Rae, in partnership with Green MSP Andy Wightman, shows

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The City of Edinburgh Council should be at the head of the queue to use new legal powers to tackle soaring rents in the private rented sector, the city’s Green councillors have argued. New research published by the party shows that city rents have soared by 40% in the last seven years, far outstri

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Giving local councils the power to tax the 20,000 football pitches’ worth of vacant and derelict land in Scotland could generate £200 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis, according to research by the Scottish Greens. The report published today by Andy Wightman M

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Co-convener Patrick Harvie with fellow candidate Lorna Slater The Scottish Green Party launched its general election manifesto yesterday, promising to fight for the principles of truly affordable homes, with rent controls and better rights for tenants.

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A report detailing the scale of the problem with “short-term lets” in Scotland’s capital has been published by a Green MSP. The publication by Andy Wightman MSP, the Scottish Greens’ housing spokesperson, shows there are more than 6200 properties available in Edinburgh for short term letting

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Derek Mackay Scotland’s local authorities are to benefit from an additional £160 million investment to spend on local priorities over the next year as part of the Scottish budget process.

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