A recent court case has confirmed that administration fees charged by letting agents in Scotland are unlawful – including those charged before the Scottish Government’s clarification of the law in November 2012.
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.
Despite strong evidence, good arguments and well structured (well we would say that!) campaigns, sometimes, regrettably, bad policy is taken forward. Over the past eighteen months Shelter Scotland and other campaigning organisations have struggled against the Coalition government’s welfare reforms and in particular, the obstinate refusal to listen to either moral reason or a sound […]