Having heard the latest news that up to 200 Edinburgh residents in Leith face an uncertain future regarding their homes, as well as sharing the concerns felt by many, as service manager of Shelter Scotland’s Edinburgh Hub I want to remind people of the services we offer and that we are here to advise anyone who is facing housing difficulties and may need our help.

It is sad that the tenants of around 100 flats in Lorne Street are facing the prospect of losing their homes after a decision by the owners, the Agnes Hunter Trust, to end their tenancies.  However, it’s good news there is still hope that a solution may be found but, in the meantime, I would advise and remind anyone affected by the situation to seek help sooner rather than later.

Shelter Scotland’s Edinburgh Hub offers housing, money and debt and legal advice.  We can advise on tenancy agreements and help people find a home.

If you or anyone you know is facing difficulties because of the situation in Lorne Street, please don’t hesitate to contact us on a dedicated helpline 0344 515 2431 or visit shelterscotland.org/getadvice for free expert advice.

Simon McLean is Service Manager at Shelter Scotland’s Edinburgh Hub.

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