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Government to Introduce Private Tenancies Bill

Earlier this month, the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s plans for the final year of this parliamentary term. The wide-ranging legislative programme will see eight new bills introduced, with measures included to strengthen the law on harassment and sexual offending; increase security for private tenants, protecting against excessive rents; and implement the recommendations made […]

Reforms of the Private Rental Sector

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over plans to overhaul legislation governing the private rental sector. According to Housing Minister Margaret Burgess, the proposed reforms will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights. The current “no-fault” repossession clause that allows landlords to reclaim their property simply because a fixed […]

Increase in Private Sector Evictions

There has been a 38% increase in issues caused by people without rent arrears being threatened with eviction from a private sector rented home, the Citizens Advice has said. If they are evicted, tenants have no choice but to find hundreds of pounds for a deposit and advance rent plus an average of £350 in […]