Govan Law Centre



Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017

Funding to prevent homelessness among hospital and prison leavers

Govan Law Centre has been given £100,000 from Bank of Scotland Foundation to launch a new initiative aimed at helping prevent homelessness.

Published 22 August 2017

Govan Law Centre to launch Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is to launch a Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project with a particular focus on housing, health and the living conditions of asylum seekers and their families and children in the city.

Published 12 May 2017

Govan Law Centre's PRS advice team introduces financial health service

A private rented sector advice project set up by Govan Law Centre is now offering a financial health check to its clients.

Published 23 February 2017

Govan Law Centre to fight poor housing conditions in Dundee

Govan Law Centre is sending a team of five legal experts to Dundee tomorrow to provide legal services for tenants who are living in cold, damp homes which are difficult to heat or in need of repair.

Published 2 February 2017

Govan Law Centre celebrates funding for Private Rented Tenants Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the news that the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Communities Programme is providing a grant over three years to establish its Private Rented Tenants Project.

Published 1 December 2016

Glasgow’s ‘Homelessness Rights Hubs’ making real difference to people’s lives

A project which targets some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable citizens who need urgent intervention because they are sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness is successfully helping people in times of crisis, a report has revealed.

Published 27 October 2016

Govan Law Centre annual report details year's successes

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has published its annual report detailing its successes in balancing landlords and tenants' rights in new tenancies legislation as well as the fraught issue of "up front" rent.

Published 22 September 2016

Govan Law Centre gives evidence to UN on Scots rights for adequate housing

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has given evidence to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic and Social Rights on housing and human rights in Scotland.

Published 8 July 2016

Govan Law Centre secures homes for 198 rough sleepers

Legal interventions by Govan Law Centre (GLC) have secured homes for 198 rough sleepers at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.

Published 20 April 2016

Private Tenancies Bill will give PRS tenants ‘less security of tenure than under Thatcher’

The Scottish Government has been accused of failing Scotland’s private sector tenants with its response the Scottish Parliament’s infrastructure and capital investment committee report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 5 February 2016

Report lifts the lid on Glasgow’s ‘powerless’ private tenants

A new report into the private rented sector in Glasgow has found that most tenants feel powerless and worry that they have little more than a month’s security of tenure.

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: Tenants have little or no power in their relationship with landlords

Mike Dailly suggests an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.

Published 15 October 2015

Housing associations’ financial barriers ‘putting homelessness prevention at risk’

Homeless people are being prevented from accessing their statutory rights to permanent accommodation because of “major financial barriers” introduced by some social landlords in Scotland, a law charity has warned.

Published 29 June 2015

Glasgow law centre in private rental reform bid

Govan Law Centre has launched a campaign which it hopes will give a voice to people in the private rent sector and lead to reforms.

Published 20 April 2015