Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy
Glasgow City Council received almost 5000 applications for homelessness assistance last year. And official statistics show that more than 400 people slept on the city streets the night before approaching the local authority, the Evening Times has reported.
Shelter Scotland has lamented new statistics which revealed that house prices in Scotland have seen their highest annual increase since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said average prices climbed by 14.6 per cent over the year to March, to stand at £207,000.
Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council unanimously signed up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer f
By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland I have a bit of sympathy (just a little) with General Election candidates, pounding the streets the length and breadth of the UK begging, persuading or shoring up their vote. Shelter Scotland was set up as a campaigning charity more than 45 years ago and we’re nev
A Shelter Scotland charity shop in Clarkston is hoping to score with an auction of a signed Scotland shirt. The shirt signed by Scotland and Rangers legend Colin Stein has been donated to the housing and homelessness charity’s shop at Clarkston Toll, and will be auctioned off to raise vital funds.
A campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all hits Edinburgh on Monday. Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign aims to raise awareness of and build public support for reforming the outdated private tenancy regime which sees too ma
By Lisa Glass at Shelter Scotland Last week, the Scottish Government released their quarterly homeless statistics for September to December 2014. The headline statistics were that over this period homeless applications have gone down, homeless assessments have gone down, and there were only 5 househ
By James Battye at Shelter Scotland Last week the Scottish Government published a second consultation on a new private tenancy. This goes further than the government’s initial proposal – which set out the high level principles underpinning the government’s reforms – and gives us an idea of w
'We need at least 10,000 new socially rented homes a year' - Graeme Brown The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.
Margaret Burgess The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into a reform of the laws in the private rented sector which it hopes will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights.