Govan Law Centre's research report, funded by the Big Lottery in Scotland, on the experience of tenants in Scotland's private rented sector has been published online (full link below).
We searched out and listened to the personal experience of a wide range of tenants in Glasgow’s private rented sector. Our report is their story. Their voice represents a common experience which we have no reason to believe is not replicated across Scotland and the UK.
Our study, funded by the Big Lottery in Scotland, reveals that most tenants feel powerless and worry that they have little more than a month’s security of tenure. Learning from their experience, GLC's report makes a number of major law reform, practice and policy recommendations.
We do not believe the Scottish Government's Private Rented Housing (Tenancies) Bill, published last week, as currently drafted is capable of tackling the many problems our report evidences and identifies. We hope the Bill can be amended in order to give Scotland private rented sector tenants a little power, choice and security in their relationships with private landlords.
Coverage of GLC's report in the media:
Evening Times Special Report
The Herald Opinion