Govan Law Centre



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

Govan Law Centre appeals in rent arrears case challenging landlords’ ‘regressive practice’

Govan Law Centre has lodged an appeal at the Sheriff Appeal Court in a rent arrears case challenging the “regressive practice” by social landlords in Glasgow of preventing tenants from recalling eviction decrees.

Published 10 July 2018

Ministers pledge immediate actions to tackle rough sleeping this winter

New actions recommended by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to further tackle rough sleeping this winter are to be put into place thanks to new funds.

Published 29 November 2017

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