Tuesday 4 June 2013

Govan Law Centre to defend bedroom tax evictions across Scotland

With over 105,000 households in Scotland affected by the bedroom tax - and with 79% of households having either a disabled tenant or resident - Govan Law Centre (GLC) has pledged to defend bedroom tax evictions across Scotland.

Over the last year GLC has led the campaign in Scotland against evictions for bedroom tax arrears with its law reform petition, now calling before the Scottish Parliament on 25 June 2013.

GLC's Principal Solicitor, Mike Dailly said: "GLC's Prevention of Homelessness team has led the way with our bedroom tax toolkit which is being used by tens of thousands of tenants, law centres and advice agencies across the UK. GLC is preparing judicial review cases on behalf of its clients in Glasgow and will be challenging the legality of the Department of Works and Pension's under-occupancy housing benefit cuts".

"As a campaigning community law centre in Scotland, GLC will not sit by and watch tenants evicted because of the bedroom tax, and today we pledge that our Principal Solicitor, Mike Dailly, and our team of housing law solicitors and prevention of homelessness caseworkers will defend and protect tenants across Scotland from evictions for bedroom tax arrears where possible".

If any advice agency requires specialist legal representation for free please contact GLC on 0141 440 2503, and where possible our Principal Solicitor will defend for free. For tenants in Renfrewshire we are working with Renfrewshire Law Centre who will represent you for free in bedroom tax arrears eviction cases.

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