Why we need to create a more secure future for Scotland’s private renters… It’s not just the growing number of people renting privately in Scotland that’s turning up the pressure for a change of culture within the sector, it’s also that the type of household relying on the sector is changing.
More than 100 years ago Mark Twain commented that “facts are stubborn things but statistics are pliable”. Add a layer of media manipulation, public affairs spin and the tweet and retweet culture of social media and that observation is more astute than ever.
The right to buy has been the most significant housing programme for a generation. It has resulted in Scotland having the highest rate of owner occupation growth in western Europe and transformed the landscape from a nation of renters to a nation of owners. It’s not only been a housing revolution but a social and […]