Category: Being a Landlord

Scottish Loan Schemes Extended as Eviction Ban Continues

As the deadline to apply for interest free loans approaches, the Scottish Government has announced that private landlords and tenants who have suffered financial difficulty due to the Coronavirus pandemic, can continue to benefit from the support past 31st March 2021. The extension of the Tenant Hardship Loan Fund and the Private Rent Sector Landlord …

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Kindness Never Goes out of Fashion

A landlord who had showed compassion and kindness to his student tenant during the pandemic, has been praised on social media around the world. The story went viral when a 20 year old student from Truro in Cornwall shared on social media her text conversation with the landlord who unexpectedly offered her and her college …

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Is the Standard of Proof for Eviction too Low in the Scottish PRS?

Following an award of the first Wrongful Termination Order earlier this month, the Scottish Labour Party is calling on the government to increase protection for private tenants from unfair evictions. According to Labour, the recent case before the First-tier Tribunal in which the tenant was evicted on wrongful grounds, has exposed inadequate tenant’s protection under …

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First Ever Award of Wrongful Termination by Eviction Order

An Edinburgh tenant has been awarded a first ever Wrongful Termination Order by the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. In this landmark case, the landlord was ordered to pay £1,350 for evicting his tenant on false grounds. Jesus Rodriguez-Ortega rented a studio flat from Cesar Dominguez-Lopez. When Jesus asked his …

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Eviction Ban in Scotland Extended

At the end of last year the Scottish Government introduced a temporary ban on evictions between 11th December 2020 and 22nd January 2021. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 case, the eviction ban has now been extended. To stop people from needing to find a new home or move in with a different household, …

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Temporary Ban on Evictions over the Festive Period

Landlords in the Scottish private rented sector will be prevented from evicting their tenants over the festive period, the Scottish Government has announced. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, introduced at the beginning of the pandemic to protect tenants from evictions, applies to all notices issued on or after 7th April 2020. Originally intended to be …

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