Analysis: Sky News landlord rant highlights Establishment's vested interest in housing inequality
When housing inequality has got progressively worse over the past 20 years, it may be time to start looking at the vested interests of media/political elites – including in Scotland
IF YOU have not yet seen the Sky News anchor Jayne Secker’s outrageous interview with a tenant, then here it is in all its breathtaking arrogance.
Kezia Kinder: Slum landlords still blight Govanhill - it's why I had to move out
Writer and former Govanhill resident Kezia Kinder explains why poverty and slum housing in the area induce stress, anxiety and poor public health
LAST month, I moved out of Govanhill. I left a dingy flat rented out by what you could loosely describe as a slum landlord, to a small flat in leafy Cathcart. The difference already is incredible; I no longer walk down the street with my keys between my fingers as a makeshift weapon; my heart-rate doesn't increase with fear when I walk into the close, and I no longer breath a sigh of relief when I'm safely inside.
First Minister questioned on high rents at #FMQs as new data reveals Edinburgh is a landlords paradise
New research by Totally Money shows Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK at the moment to be a buy-to-let landlord
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon faced questions about what she would do about rent rises in Edinburgh at First Minister’s Questions today [21 June], as an SNP MSP highlighted new data showing Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK to be a buy-to-let landlord.
‘We won’t back down!’: Mothers resisting homelessness in the capital expose the indignity of our housing system
Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray charts how mothers - often the hardest hit by the benefit cap - in Edinburgh are organising against the injustices in the housing system
AS winter comes in, and the nights get cold and icy, the spectre of homelessness for people all over Scotland becomes that little bit more frightening. This winter is set to be bad. A combination of cuts, increased cost of living and an acute housing crisis is taking its toll, forcing people into destitution.
Living Rent victorious following standoff with Glasgow letting agency
Tenant wins £600 payout from Infiniti Properties, Living Rent reports
LIVING RENT, Scotland’s tenants’ union, have triumphed in what they describe as their “strangest case yet”, following a five-day standoff with Glasgow letting agency Infiniti Properties.
Living Rent tenants union seeking new members after launch in Glasgow
Union launch in Glasgow after rise in calls for help
THE Living Rent Union celebrated its launch in Glasgow earlier this week and is looking to grow membership numbers as it tackles problems tenants have with private landlords.
Set up as a campaign group in 2014, the organisation has grown into a union after a huge increase in calls from leaseholders having trouble with landlords and letting agents.
Slum landlords in Govanhill could face new housing powers
Criminal record checks among new powers requested which could see slum landlords struck off
GLASGOW City Council is to request that the Scottish Government grants powers to target slum landlords in Govanhill in an a move which is hoped will improve housing conditions for private tenants.
The council will ask the Scottish Government to designate Govanhill as an enhanced enforcement area (EEA), under Section 28 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, which came into effect on 10 June.