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PE01743: Amend the law to protect the rights of pre-1989 Scottish Secure Tenants


Petitioner: John Foster on behalf of Govan Community Council and others


Date Lodged: 16 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 to prevent disproportionate rent increases being set for Scottish Secure Tenants.

Petition History:

SPICe Briefing (47KB pdf)


10 October 2019: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to write to COSLA and First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. Official Report of meeting 10 October 2019

Written submissions

PE1743/A: Judicial Office for Scotland submission of 30 October 2019 (62KB pdf)

PE1743/B: COSLA Submission of 6 November 2019 (66KB pdf)

PE1743/C: Scottish Government submission of 8 November 2019 (68KB pdf)

Do you think the wording in the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 is sufficient to ensure that determination of rent is fair for Scottish Secure Tenants?

Do you agree that pre-1989 housing association tenants whose rent was determined prior to the 2017 Court of Session judgement should have a right to a review of their decision?

Are you aware of housing association tenants who have been affected by the issues raised in this petition?




I support this petition

Fiona Proctor

9:05 on 04 Sep 2019

I think that the wording of the rent act is not sufficient and does not realistically ensure determination of a fair rent . Tennents should have the right to review decisions heard by persons who have a local knowledge of local properties. I am well aware of local residents who struggle to pay monthly rents .who's accommodation is under threat due to lack of finances .

Marion Donnelly

12:12 on 17 Aug 2019

I fully support this

Brenda egan

13:50 on 09 Aug 2019

I support this petition.

leslie jones

0:29 on 08 Aug 2019

This should be reviewed no questions asked. Some of these individuals have seen their rent rise by 90 percent in some cases which is abysmal and way above the line of wage or benefit increases. The Scottish parliament must do more or lose votes!

Gavin Fawkes Brewis

19:22 on 07 Aug 2019

This is a petition of importance to all tenants across Scotland. Please sign

John Foster

18:13 on 06 Aug 2019

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