Category: Being a Tenant

What Do You Need to Do When Moving Home?

Congratulations, you’ve found your dream home and it’s time to start moving! But, with so many things to arrange, where do you start? Below, we outline some of the most important tasks you need to complete when it comes to moving home. Follow this list to ensure you cover everything. Book removals Before you start …

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Consultation on New Deal for Tenants Opens to Public

The Scottish Government has published a consultation paper on a new deal for tenants which aims to deliver stronger tenants’ rights, greater protection against eviction and access to higher quality, more affordable and greener housing. The new policies, outlined in the Draft Rented Sector Strategy, are intended to help shape a fairer rented sector that …

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Tenant and Landlord Covid Loans Closing for Applications

Loan schemes offered to Scottish tenants and landlords who have suffered financially as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic, are soon closing for new applications. The Scottish Government has announced that the Tenant Hardship Loan Fund and the Private Rented Sector Landlord (non-business) Covid-19 Loan Scheme will run until the end of the year, …

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More Help for Scottish Tenants in Arrears Due to Covid?

A debate in the Scottish Parliament has been had, during which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised to consider offering more help to tenants who have been hit by the pandemic and fallen into rent arrears as a result. Earlier in the year, in June 2021, the Scottish Government announced the £10 million grant fund, in …

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HMO Licence Denied to Landlord Couple Charging Tenants for Shower

A landlord couple have been refused an HMO licence renewal after confessing they made their tenants pay every time they used the shower. Elinor and Jim Johnstone have been renting their four bedroom property in Cartvale Road, Langside in Glasgow as a licensed HMO since at least 2008. 20p for 20 minutes When applying for …

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Landlord’s ‘Change of Heart’ Leads to £2,400 Fine

A Glasgow landlord has been fined £2,400 for misleading his former tenants into surrendering occupation of a property which they wouldn’t have left otherwise. Lesley Munro and Grant McNicoll applied to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber for a Wrongful Termination Order after their landlord, David Ross served a notice on them …

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