Category: Being a Tenant

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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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