A new report has outlined comprehensive plans to reduce rents in the private rented sector (PRS) as a crucial part of addressing Scotland's housing crisis.
Published 14 October 2015
Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.
Published 8 October 2015
The Living Rent Campaign has called on the Scottish Government to take action following “unacceptable” rent increases of more than 8 per cent in a year in Edinburgh.
Published 2 October 2015
By the Living Rent Campaign
Published 2 October 2015
The complexity of the UK government’s plans to make private sector landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants is seeing lawful tenants being refused housing, according new research.
Published 3 September 2015
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
Published 1 September 2015
By John Finnie MSP
Published 18 August 2015
Campaigners from the Living Rent Campaign calling for the reintroduction of rent controls in Scotland have welcomed endorsements from politicians and groups across Scottish politics.
Published 17 August 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black has recently voiced her opinions around regulating Scotland's private renting sector and joined students at her local university in calling for rent controls.
Published 10 August 2015
The Scottish Government has published an analysis of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS).
Published 5 August 2015
The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess.
Published 30 July 2015
Campaigners for rent controls have hit back at Scottish landlords who may be planning to raise rents in response to a reduction in the amount of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgages.
Published 9 July 2015
You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent", would you know this was an illegal deposit?
Published 26 June 2015
New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed.
Published 5 June 2015
Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.
Published 1 May 2015