Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill
An increased supply of affordable housing and better data are key to tackling the issues facing Scotland’s housing sector, according to a Scottish Parliament committee.
Published 25 March 2021
The Scottish Parliament’s housing committee will hear this morning that rent increases during the pandemic prove the need for rent controls.
Published 24 February 2021
Pauline McNeill MSP has stressed the 'urgent' need for rent controls as the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee completes its consultation into the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill.
Published 10 December 2020
Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has welcomed proposals to limit rent increases in private rented homes but cautioned that new measures need to go far enough in order to properly protect tenants.
Published 8 December 2020
CIH Scotland has welcomed elements of the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill but has stopped short of lending its support to a proposed rent cap.
Published 7 December 2020
With Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee now seeking views on the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, having previously dropped the proposed legislation due to a heavy workload, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the "unprecedented" move as a "victory for open democracy".
Published 15 October 2020
Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on a new Bill which aims to increase private tenants’ protection by limiting rent increases and allowing them to seek a “fair” rent.
Published 14 October 2020
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has criticised the “inequities” in the Scottish Government’s support provided to private landlords over renters, and called for it to do more to redesign Scotland’s private rental sector.
Published 13 August 2020
Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases.
Published 11 August 2020
A petition has been launched calling on the Scottish Government to formally adopt the Fair Rents (Scotland) Members Bill after the proposed legislation was dropped by the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee.
Published 7 July 2020
A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.
Published 1 July 2020
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has recommended three key proposals to improve housing affordability for people on low incomes.
Published 6 August 2019