Category: Being a Tenant

Scottish Government Offers Financial Support to Tenants

Following calls for direct financial support to tenants who are falling into rent arrears due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund. Part of a wider package, the fund will offer interest-free loans to tenants who can’t access other forms of support for their rent payments. …

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Tenants – Love Your Home in Lockdown

With another week in lockdown progressing and cabin fever possibly setting in, why not give your rental home a revamp? Citylets have created a list of simple tips to suit any budget, that can help transform your rental property into your new haven. Move things about First of all, one of the simplest ways to …

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Rent Must Be Paid Where Possible

Landlords have raised concerns that some tenants are under the false impression they do not have to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis as landlords are being offered a mortgage payment holiday. Emergency legislation The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was introduced as an emergency legislation to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. One of its main points was …

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Emergency Coronavirus Legislation to Support Landlords and Tenants

With the fear of unknown spreading as fast as the Coronavirus itself in these unprecedented times, any and all positivity is much welcome. Tenants and landlords alike have been anticipating the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis, offering support to those in the private rented sector who are affected by COVID-19. Emergency legislation The government …

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Holidays Trump Property Deposits

A new study revealed that more private tenants in the UK prioritise saving money for holidays over putting down a deposit to own a home. According to the research conducted by mortgage lender Landbay, 76% of 2,000 surveyed tenants save money every month, with an average saving of £99 per month, above and beyond workplace …

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Unlawfully Evicted Tenant Awarded £18k

A tenant who was found to have been unlawfully evicted has been awarded damages by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber. In this first of its kind Tribunal decision, the tenant was granted £18,000. Dambaru Baral raised a case against his landlords, Mohammed and Khalda Arif, in September 2018 after he was …

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