“What we have learned over the past year is that the planet can be thrown into an upheaval without precedent, and the renter’s lot will remain an unchanging, unloved constant.”
Living Rent members are petitioning to strip cleaning giant ISS of its contract with Edinburgh City Council after low-rise flats are not cleaned for the duration of the lockdown.
Hygiene in Low-Rise Flats Poses High Risk During Pandemic
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘A stronger Scottish lifeline in the economic storm’, a briefing paper published yesterday, is a good starting point for debate about what needs to be in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government in September to stave off the most devastating economic impacts of the crisis in the immediate term. Jobs: 628,000 workers have […]
A stronger Scottish lifeline?
“I say directly to the Scottish Parliament and especially to the SNP MSPs, we haven’t forgotten your promises of 2016. We haven’t forgotten that you identified the rising cost of rent as a problem and then fobbed it off every step of the way. We haven’t forgotten and we are angry.”
‘Angry and growing’: Renters union say they will increase pressure for justice
It is a grim irony that on the day it was announced that Heriot-Watt University had removed the Salmond “rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scotland’s students” stone, the Scottish Parliament had one of its most dire day’s on historical record. Many university Principals are now […]
A grim day in Holyrood
An important set of housing proposals will go before the Scottish Parliament today. Scottish Greens MSP Andy Wightman is proposing a number of amendments to the Coronavirus Bill to support tenants, including a hardship fund, that rent arrears accrued during the crisis can’t be used as grounds for eviction when the eviction ban is lifted, […]