Govan Law Centre
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
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
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
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 (GLC) has called for a new resilience strategy to challenge the adverse impact of Universal Credit in Scotland.
Published 20 November 2018
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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
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
Permission for homelessness petition for judicial review to proceed against Glasgow City Integration Joint Board
Lady Paton has granted permission for a petition to proceed for judicial review of a homelessness decision against the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (GCIJB).
Published 20 July 2018