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More rights for tenants?

 
November 13th 2009
 
It is estimated that up to 300 households a year are affected in Scotland when a landlord lets out a property in breach of a mortgage agreement, and the property is subsequently repossessed. But now the government is consulting on proposals for more protection for unauthorised tenants. If there is support for the measures, the Government will propose amendments at Stage 2 of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill. Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neil said: "It is important to consider if protection needs to be strengthened, because this issue can mean misery for unsuspecting tenants, who find themselves in an unfortunate position through no fault of their own. However we need to balance our concern for ensuring such tenants have appropriate time to find alternative accommodation, and aren't made homeless, with ensuring that we don't unfairly constrain lenders' ability to repossess. "The introduction of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill to Parliament provides an opportunity to consult and bring enhanced protection into force quickly."
 
 
 

November 2009

 

Contents

Dispersal zone - a reader responds

Camden closures

Sending 'em back

London's homeless dead remembered

New dispersal zone

Tories outline firmer headcount policy

Big Issue sells office

Controlled Drinking Zone approved...

Bob Dylan donates Xmas dinner to UK homeless

Homeless murder suspect detained

RIP, Gary

Street Swags

Miss Homeless Holland

Free gym service

Homelessness on increase in Scotland

Out of the woods

Bang on target

Still on course

Bye bye Right to Buy

Government backs call for more affordable housing

More rights for tenants?

New cash for housing associations

Poverty figures

Changing Lives Award for Edinburgh woman

Veterans booklet

Street Shield 9: Battling a monster!

 

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