Scottish Greens

Election: Greens call for action to tackle Glasgow’s housing crisis

Scottish Greens candidate for Glasgow Kelvin Patrick Harvie visited a development site in Partick yesterday to discuss the party’s plans to tackle the "massive unmet need" for social and affordable housing in Glasgow and prevent housing inequality worsening in the area and across Scotland. 

Published 29 April 2021

Election: Scottish Greens pledge more empty property powers for councils

Scottish Greens have pledged to give councils more powers to improve local services and bring vacant properties back into use.

Published 12 April 2021

Election: Scottish Greens propose rent controls as part of 'new deal' for renters

The Scottish Greens will today promise to introduce rent controls as part of a ‘new deal' for renters to enshrine people’s right to a home.

Published 31 March 2021

Election: Scottish Greens announce plans for 100,000 jobs to fuel green recovery

The Scottish Greens’ election manifesto will contain plans to create more than 100,000 jobs to fuel a green recovery from the pandemic and tackle the climate emergency, the party has revealed.

Published 29 March 2021

Scottish Greens back Citizens’ Assembly's call for rent controls

The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

NUS: Scottish student renters face financial crisis due to pandemic

Over two-thirds of student renters (71%) in Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay rent with a quarter having been unable to pay rent (25%) and a third unable to pay bills (33%) during the pandemic, a new survey from NUS Scotland has found.

Published 13 January 2021

Eviction ban extended until end of March

The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March. 

Published 8 January 2021

Call to extend eviction ban until April

Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer and the Govan Law Centre (GLC) have called on the Scottish Government to extend the winter eviction ban until April to bring it in line with the end of the furlough scheme. 

Published 5 January 2021

Glasgow tenants to influence rent reform in city

Glasgow residents will have their say on possible reforms to the private rented sector in the city after councillors agreed that there is a rent crisis.

Published 15 December 2020

Scottish Greens call for winter evictions ban

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP has today launched a campaign for a winter eviction ban.

Published 24 September 2020

Rent arrears fear for landlords despite pandemic discounts

Landlords are urging the Scottish Government to provide direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears to help the property owners survive the fallout of COVID-19. 

Published 1 September 2020

Scottish Greens calls for adoption of five-point housing plan

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to adopt his party’s five-point housing plan to kickstart a green recovery when she outlines her Programme for Government today.

Published 1 September 2020

Andy Wightman calls for ‘firm guarantee’ of no winter evictions

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has urged the Scottish Government to place a complete ban on people being evicted this winter after failing to receive assurances that some private sector tenants will not be ordered to leave their homes.

Published 17 August 2020

Extension of protections ‘give breathing space’ to tenants facing eviction

Charities have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation that the Scottish Government is looking at extending emergency restrictions on evictions due to the impact of coronavirus until March 2021.

Published 13 August 2020

Scottish Greens call for asylum housing to be taken out of private hands

Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector.

Published 15 July 2020