The Scottish Government’s Housing (Scotland) Bill has recently been through its Stage 1 debate at the Scottish Parliament.
During the debate, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess confirmed that the Government will amend the notice period for Right to Buy from three to two years after the date the Bill receives Royal Assent.
The Bill, which was introduced to Parliament last November, aims to enhance housing conditions, retain much needed social housing for people in Scotland and safeguard social and private tenants.
Other measures in the Bill include:
“This Bill will help us to deliver better outcomes for communities, safeguard the interests of householders and strengthen the quality of Scotland’s housing,” commented Mrs Burgess.
“There is universal support for strengthening regulation of letting agents and for our moves to transfer private rented sector cases from the sheriff to a tribunal,” she added.
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