Statement responding to the Scottish Government announcement on rent levels


Today SAL chief executive John Blackwood has responded to this news article stating:

“The figures published today by the Scottish Government clearly demonstrate the complex picture of rent levels in the private rented sector across Scotland.  Many people choose to rent from a private landlord or letting agent because it allows them to live in a property or area they otherwise might not be able to.  Renting in the private sector also allows families to be flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances of modern life.  These figures show that uniform solutions, such as rent controls as have been proposed by some, would not tackle the underlying problem, would harm investment in the sector in Scotland and make it harder to tackle the current housing crisis.”

A video recording of this statement is available here and is free to be downloaded and used by news outlets.

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