Scottish parliament consults on introducing rent controls

Scottish parliament consults on introducing rent controls

This document relates to the Private Housing (tenancies) (scotland) bill (sp Bill 79) as introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2015 5 responses were again analysed independently and a findings report was published on the Scottish Government website.9 The campaigns were: Living Rent Scottish Association of Landlords

IN THE Scottish Parliament’s version of the Queen’s Speech, Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to introduce local rent controls through a Private Tenancies Bill and, while there is much to commend.

overwhelming support for rent controls6 and there is a clear majority in the Scottish Parliament in favour of some kind of controls on rent, with the SNP, Labour, and the Greens all having indicated support. Tenants in Scotland deserve better. Living Rent is thus calling for the 2016 Act to be reopened and amended. The kind of rent controls we are

Yesterday, in the Scottish Parliament’s version of the Queen’s Speech, Sturgeon outlined plans to introduce local rent controls through a Private Tenancies Bill as part of the SNP’s legislative programme for the next eight months. Her move was sharply criticised by the Scottish Property Federation.

The Scottish Parliament will also have the power to vary the housing cost elements of UC, including varying the under-occupancy charge and local housing allowance rates, eligible rent, and deductions.

The Scottish government is consulting on introducing rent controls north of the border with a view to protecting private sector tenants from increasing rents. A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent hikes and to increase the availability of.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the "bedroom tax" as early as possible. Setting out her government’s legislative programme for the last session of the Scottish Parliament before the 2016 elections, Ms Sturgeon said the new Private Tenancies Bill will improve security for.

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Scottish Cities Poised to Introduce Rent Controls.. Glasglow is the first city to have begun the process of introducing the US-style rent controls.. ministers must consult landlords and tenants. Other Scottish cities are expected to follow Glasgow’s lead – Edinburgh City Council has.

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