Govan Law Centre



Govan Law Centre to challenge gender discrimination in the homelessness system

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 6 February 2019

Serco loses government’s asylum accommodation contract in Scotland

The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland.

Published 9 January 2019

Spiralling private rents ‘don’t tell the full story’, warns Govan Law Centre

As rents in Scotland’s private rented sector spiral at double the rate of inflation, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has warned that the story beneath the increase is “stark and deeply worrying” and will lead to more homelessness and poverty.

Published 3 January 2019

Elderpark Housing Association settles eviction appeal

A tenant who was facing eviction has been granted a stay of execution after Elderpark Housing Association decided against proceeding with an appeal case.

Published 20 December 2018

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Govan Law Centre launches Universal Credit campaign

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has called for a new resilience strategy to challenge the adverse impact of Universal Credit in Scotland.

Published 20 November 2018

Home Office lodges full defences in Serco lock-change case

The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK.

Published 19 November 2018

Court of Session finds in favour of homeless petitioner for judicial review

Assuming a person is intentionally homeless because they were evicted for rent arrears is lawfully wrong, the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 23 October 2018

£10,000 housing benefit win for former homeowner facing eviction

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has secured a First Tier Tribunal housing benefit appeal for almost £10,000 on behalf of a former homeowner in Glasgow who was facing eviction.

Published 2 October 2018

Jeremy Corbyn to meet eviction-threatened asylum seekers in Glasgow

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today meet asylum seeker families in Glasgow threatened with eviction by outsourcing giant Serco and call for such services to be delivered by not for profit public bodies.

Published 22 August 2018

Govan Law Centre issues new Human Rights Act challenge against Serco

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has commenced additional legal proceedings at Scotland’s Supreme Court on behalf of an Iraqi asylum seeker threatened with eviction by Serco.

Published 14 August 2018

Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.

Published 7 August 2018

Serco to press on with evictions as legal proceedings ‘imminent’

Home Office housing provider Serco has denied that moves to change the locks at the accommodation of asylum seekers in Glasgow will trigger a humanitarian crisis.

Published 2 August 2018

Taskforce set up to help asylum seekers threatened with eviction in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has set up a taskforce in a bid to help up to 300 asylum seekers facing eviction in the city.

Published 1 August 2018

Housing sector condemns Serco eviction plans as home secretary faces mounting pressure to intervene

The firm behind “crude and cruel” plans to change locks and evict up to 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow who have been told they have no right to stay in the UK is under increasing pressure to suspend the action.

Published 31 July 2018