People move in and out of properties every day. More often than not, the beginning and ending of tenancies go without any major problems – and words like ‘eviction’ never come into play. But it can happen, and it is a daunting prospect if you’re ever faced with it.
We have got used to hearing over recent years about the problems facing families and households struggling to afford the essentials, the growth of foodbanks and having to choose between heating and eating. About how the impact of stagnating incomes, cuts and restrictions in benefits are pushing households in Scotland into more precarious situations. Here […]
So you are probably thinking about heading back to Uni after the summer. You might be in halls, but you might also be looking to let somewhere privately off campus with your friends. This is probably the first time you will fully live out of your home environment and there is so much to think […]
We’ve now come to the end of the Illegal Eviction – Know Your Rights campaign where we worked with Police Scotland, Crimestoppers Scotland and the Scottish Association of Landlords. The information campaign raised awareness about the legislation which protects private tenants from being forced to leave their home illegally. There is a formal legal process […]
Ellie Hutchinson, Private Renting Project Manager, introduces Shelter Scotland’s national private tenants forum. Running in four local areas, and supported by a national online presence, this forum aims to strengthen private tenants voices in policy formation. A house is more than bricks and mortar, it’s also a home. Whether you live in a tenement, a […]