Category: Being a Tenant

Evictions Are Last Resort – Reaffirm Landlords

Private and social landlords in Scotland have signed new joint statements in which they reaffirm their pledge to avoid evictions of tenants facing financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus pandemic. By signing the shared statements, The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) representing private landlords, together with social landlords’ representative bodies –  Scottish Federation of Housing …

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New £10m Grant Fund for Scottish Tenants in Arrears

The Scottish Government has announced a new £10 million grant scheme for private tenants struggling to pay their rent as a direct consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund is the latest form of financial support made available to Scottish tenants in arrears, and it aims at ensuring that evictions are used as a last …

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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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Do You Need Life Insurance When Renting?

It’s a common misconception that only those with a mortgage require life insurance protection. Although it’s not a legal obligation, insurance protecting your rental property is generally speaking a wise move. While you may have policies set up to protect your physical home, such as contents insurance or tenant’s liability insurance, life insurance should be …

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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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