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Scottish Government launched a public consultation on tenancy agreements – Removing No fault evictions

21 October, 20140 Comments
Consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector Monday, October 6, 2014 ISBN: 9781784128203 This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s proposals for developing a new type of tenancy for the private rented sector and seeks views on these. Executive Summary This consultation paper sets out the Scottish Government’s proposals for developing a new
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PRS expansion undermines Scottish Governments hopes of reducing poverty

02 May, 20140 Comments
According to recent research by one of the largest UK social policy research charities, the proportion of Scottish households now privately rented has risen from 7% in 1991 to 14% today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also found that : On average, PRS rents are 86% higher than social housing rents. Scotlands historically large share of social
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Landlords with anti-social tenants should be barred from collecting rents?

19 July, 20130 Comments
New powers to prevent private landlords from taking rent if they fail to deal with their anti-social tenants are being demanded by The Local Government Association. The association that represents 370 councils in England and Wales wants Westminster to follow the Scottish Government’s example and presented its argument during Parliamentary scrutiny of the Anti-Social Behaviour
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Scottish Government to give landlords more power.

21 August, 20120 Comments
New plans by the Scottish Government will give landlords more power to tackle anti-social behaviour in social housing, via the forthcoming Housing Bill. Statistics from the independent Scottish Housing Regulator indicate housing associations recorded around 24,000 complaints regarding anti-social behaviour in 2009-10 – so it’s not surprising that responses from more than 90% of tenants
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Universal Credit | Future income of housing associations at risk

11 July, 20121 Comments
A Scottish Councillor and the Chief Executive of the SFHA have voiced their concerns regarding the impending changes to the welfare system (via Universal Credit); fearing that it could leave some city housing associations struggling to survive. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be made directly to tenants and it
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