Background and evidence
Occasionally, subject Committees have public petitions referred to them by the Public Petitions Committee. These petitions will concern topics covered by the subject Committee's remit.
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.
This petition was referred to the Session 5 Local Government and Communities Committee by the Public Petitions Committee on 19 March 2020. That Committee’s consideration of the petition can be found at the following link:
Friday 21 August 2020
The Committee considered petition PE1743 Amend the law to protect the rights of pre-1989 Scottish Secure Tenants.
Links: Papers Minutes Official Report
Ahead of the meeting on 18 November we have recieved written evidence from the Petitioner, read below:
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Links to: Papers minutes Offical Report
Following the meeting on 18 November, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government expressing agreement with the aims of the petition: