Public Petition PE1743: Amend the law to protect the rights of pre-1989 Scottish Secure Tenants


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


Responses received:

Ahead of the meeting on 18 November we 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.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Links to: Papers  minutes  Official Report

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