Rent, Covid and the Housing Crisis – Bella Caledonia –

A war of words has emerged after yesterday’s vote in the Scottish Parliament against support for tenants in the Covid-19 crisis, as dividing lines in what ‘social justice’ means in Covid-19 Scotland grow increasingly clear.

Scottish Greens MSP Andy Wightman had proposes a series of amendments aimed at financial support for tenants, which included a tenancy hardship fund, that rent arrears accrued during the crisis can’t be used as grounds for eviction when the eviction ban is lifted, and that rent prices are frozen for two years.

These are by no

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