A petition calling on the Scottish Government to take emergency measures to protect tenants from coronavirus has attracted thousands of signatures.
Published 18 March 2020
Landlords ‘should not evict tenants’ facing financial hardship due to coronavirus, says housing minister
The Scottish Government is “actively considering” measures to prevent tenants from being evicted because of financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed.
Published 16 March 2020
Tenants’ union Living Rent has continued its campaign for housing associations in Glasgow to commit to not carry out evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit with the launch of a new charter.
Published 5 March 2020
Living Rent has hailed the success of its actions last week after protesters from the tenants’ union shut down a property investment workshop in Edinburgh.
Published 2 March 2020
Tenants’ union Living Rent is to protest a workshop planned by BBC One presenter Martin Roberts in Edinburgh tomorrow.
Published 26 February 2020
Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.
Published 9 January 2020
A court case into the potential eviction of a Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) tenant has been adjourned at the Association’s request.
Published 12 December 2019
Tenants union Living Rent will today challenge an ongoing eviction of one of its members by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) as the action reaches court this week.
Published 10 December 2019
Tenants’ union Living Rent has called on housing associations in Glasgow to commit to no evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit.
Published 6 November 2019
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