Patrick Harvie

Green MSP for Glasgow

@patrickharvie

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Green MSP for Glasgow

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

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  • Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 28 Mar 2024

    The emergency act has provided tenants with extra protection and stability at a time when rents have been rising across the United Kingdom but, as Parliament agreed, it must come to an end on 31 March. All rent increase notices that are issued until 1 April must still comply with the cap, as well as giving three months’ notice. We know that, although many landlords will continue to act...
  • Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 28 Mar 2024

    The member is right to say that the private rented sector has always been dynamic, with some landlords leaving and others entering. That is further demonstrated by the evidenced growth over the past 18 months in the number of registered properties that are available for private rent. I acknowledge that there are limitations to the data. For example, there could be a time lag in landlords...
  • Scottish Parliament: Tenant Support 28 Mar 2024

    As I said in my answer to the previous question, the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 has provided tenants with much-needed stability in tenancies at a time when rents have been rising across the United Kingdom. In 2023-24, we invested more than £83 million in discretionary housing payments, which are a vital tool to reduce poverty, safeguard tenancies and prevent...

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