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A Living Rent for Scotland's Private Tenants (2015)

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This report, co-published by Common Weal and the Living Rent Campaign, outlines five key policy recommendations for creating a living rent in the private rented sector in Scotland:

 

1) That initial rents be set against a points system to reflect the value of the property.

 

2) That rent increases be capped at a rent affordability index to ensure increases do not push tenants A move towards indefinite tenancies as default, away from short-term contracts.
 
4) Ensuring that all tenants are entitled to a hardship defence in relation to evictions.
 
5)The creation of a Scottish Living Rent Commission, to oversee these recommendations and to serve as a centre of expertise for the Scottish Private Rental Sector.
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