SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to enshrine the right to a decent home in Scots Law and backed calls from tenants’ union Living Rent for rent controls on private lets.
Published 30 October 2019
An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.
Published 17 October 2019
Tenants' union Living Rent held a symbolic 'lock-in' at Glasgow City Council on Tuesday and sent a letter of demands urging the local authority to take responsibility for asylum seekers facing eviction via lock changes by Serco.
Published 21 August 2019
Campaigners disrupted the Serco-operated Caledonian Sleeper rail service last night to protest against the contractor’s lock-changes on 300 asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow.
Published 8 August 2019
A plan to impose taxes on holiday let landlords is backed by 84% of Scots, according to a new YouGov poll, with 63% of these people saying that “all” or “most” of this money should be ring-fenced to improve local housing.
Published 31 July 2019
New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 19 July 2019
Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 11 July 2019
Tenants' union Living Rent is one of seven organisations across the UK to share more than £800,000 of funding from the Nationwide Foundation to give private tenants a stronger voice on their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area.
Published 2 July 2019
Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.
Published 18 June 2019
Protestors will tomorrow demonstrate outside the premises of an Edinburgh letting agent accused of exploiting tenants by offering “sham holiday lets”.
Published 16 May 2019
Landlords are abusing Airbnb-style "holiday let" contracts to evade their responsibilities to tenants, some of whom are staying in their properties for up to 10 months or more, according to a damning new report.
Published 2 May 2019
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has demanded “urgent action” from local authorities to tackle the shortage in accessible housing and has also joined a campaign to ban winter evictions.
Published 17 April 2019
Campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to support major changes to prevent tenants being “forced into poverty by sky-high rents” after a survey pointed towards huge public support for the action.
Published 11 April 2019
Local members of Living Rent and Wyndford Residents Association have agreed to merge and relaunch as Wyndford Tenants Union.
Published 25 March 2019
Scotland's "unworkable" Rent Pressure Zones should be urgently replaced with a system of "proper rent controls", according to a new report.
Published 20 February 2019