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Committee calls for evidence on Housing Bill

21 January 2010

Holyrood's Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on the general principles of the Housing (Scotland) Bill, published last week (click here for report).

The main objectives of this Government bill are “to improve the value that social housing delivers for tenants and taxpayers, to safeguard the supply of that housing for the benefits of future generations of tenants, and to improve conditions in private housing”.

It seeks to do this by modernising the regime for regulating social landlords (local authority landlords and registered social landlords), reforming the right to buy social housing by ending the automatic right of most tenants, and amending the law on registering private landlords, licensing homes in multiple occupation and dealing with disrepair in private housing.

Written views of no more than four sides of A4 should be submitted by email to lgc.committee@scottish.parliament.uk, preferably in Word format.

The deadline for the receipt of written submissions is Thursday 4 March 2010.

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