Andy Wightman calls for investigation into ‘illegal practices’ as Living Rent report reveals abuse of holiday lets by rogue landlords
Scottish Government must “take action now close this loophole and drastically step up regulation and ensure tenants are safe,” says co-author of new report
Living Rent union wins breakthrough tenants' rights recognition with letting agency
Renters union hopes example can help restore legal rights across the country
THE Living Rent Scottish tenants’ union has secured a breakthrough agreement with a Glasgow letting agency, emphasising the rights of tenants not to pay illegal fees.
The agreement, signed with Home and Property (HAP) Lettings in November also allows tenants to claim back three times the sums they were charged upon moving in, and backdates this right to the relevant legislation covering illegal fees.
La trêve hivernale: As France eviction 'truce' begins, Living Rent call for a Scottish Winter Break
At least 94 people have died on Scotland’s streets over the past 12 months
THE Living Rent tenants union have stepped up their campaign for a legal restriction on housing evictions over the winter months, as France’s Winter Break begins today [1 November].
The French winter break has been in place since 1956 and ensures that no one is evicted from a rented property or has their gas and electricity switched off from 1 November to 31 March.
Scots landlord body backs opposition to Serco evictions as 'abhorrent'
The Scottish Association of Landlords emphasises its desire to collaborate with other agencies to support asylum-seekers
THE OFFICIAL body of Scottish landlords has come out in opposition to plans by government contractor Serco which could leave over 300 asylum seekers homeless in Glasgow, describing the proposals as "abhorrent".