Rent Strike: New magazine hopes to unite the international housing movement
A new publication aims to provide a forum of “big ideas” for housing activists from around the world
RENT STRIKE, a new magazine launched earlier this month, hopes to move beyond the immediate challenges faced by housing activists across both Scotland and the world on a daily basis, and provide a space for considering the wider issues of what housing could and should look like.
Edinburgh Council requests review of rent cap legislation after report finds its not fit for purpose
The regular turnover of private sector tenancies in Edinburgh means it “is unlikely that a rent pressure zone would benefit many current private sector renters”, report finds
A REPORT by Edinburgh City Council has found that the Scottish Government’s Rent Pressure Zones have not been designed in a way that will work effectively, leading to the Council to request that the Scottish Government reviews the policy.
‘A full blown crisis’: Calls to speed up introduction of rent controls as study highlights housing benefit freeze impact
Private rents in Edinburgh and Glasgow have risen one-third since 2010, while the roll-out of universal credit has led to a sharp rise in rent arrears
A TENANTS’ UNION has called on the Scottish Government to immediately introduce a cap on rent prices, as a new study reveals that many low-income households can now not even afford the cheapest private rented housing, as the effect of the UK Government’s housing benefit freeze bites.
Revealed: ‘Unreasonable’ red tape on rent caps could see 3 year delay on applications
Shelter Scotland report in March found it would be a “very big ask” for councils to introduce Rent Pressure Zones and it could take “upwards of three years” to make an application
THE demands placed on local authorities to gather precise data to facilitate a rent pressure zone (RPZ) are “unreasonable” and the responsibility should instead fall on the Scottish Government, advocates for rent controls have argued.
Labour's Leonard to unveil Holyrood bid for 'Mary Barbour' rent control law
Richard Leonard will use his first party conference speech to outline a "Mary Barbour law"
AFTER a statue of Scot rent strike legend Mary Barbour was unveiled in Govan this week, Richard Leonard will use his keynote speech in Dundee to outline a law aiming to tackle the housing crisis named after the woman whose name is synonymous with housing justice.
New data shows the cost of private renting has got “out of control” in Scotland
Rents risen by one-third in Glasgow and Edinburgh since 2010
The Common Weal think-tank has responded to new data showing private rent costs continuing to rise in Scotland by calling for “serious action” from local authorities and the Scottish Government to make housing affordable and deal with "out of control" costs.