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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

Project to improve standards in Dundee’s private rented sector

A new project which would work with private landlords to improve standards could be launched in Dundee later this year.

Published 20 April 2015

Blog: New proposals for a private tenancy: five things renters need to know

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 9 April 2015

Plans to protect tenants from eviction and unjustified rent increases

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into a reform of the laws in the private rented sector which it hopes will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights.

Published 31 March 2015

Crown could take £1m of unclaimed rent deposits by 2018

SafeDeposits Scotland has called for an overhaul to a government scheme designed to protect tenants’ cash from unscrupulous landlords amid concerns the Crown will receive £1 million in unclaimed deposits by 2018.

Published 31 March 2015

‘More evidence needed’ on effect of Scottish letting agents’ fees ban

A UK parliamentary committee inquiry into the effects of banning letting agents’ fees in Scotland has decided that the next UK government should assess the impact on the private rented sector before making any decision to ban or rule out a ban on letting agents' fees in England.

Published 23 March 2015

Call to extend ‘revenge eviction’ prevention measures to Scotland

A new English law banning retaliatory evictions in the private rental housing sector can pave the way for similar targeted legislation in Scotland, a rural membership organisation has said.

Published 23 March 2015