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The eviction ban in Scotland: What is it and what does it mean for tenants?

Since December 2020 there have been limitations on evictions in Scotland, often termed an eviction ban. However, the position is more complicated than a straightforward ban on evictions. The eviction ban came into effect on 11 December 2020, as a result of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (Scotland) Regulations 2020. These Regulations prevented…

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LSA Welcomes new Trustees

Legal Services Agency (LSA) is delighted to welcome four new Trustees: Grant Carson, Kirstie Cusick, Mhairi Reid and Peter Beckett. The Trustees join LSA at an exciting time to support us in delivering our three-year strategic plan launched in Spring 2020. Coming from the public, private and third sectors, the new Trustees bring invaluable skills,…

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Happy Human Rights Day everyone!

It has been 72 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin,…

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Power of Attorney and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all facets of society. During these challenging times, the legal sector has had to adapt and revise the ways in which it delivers services. The extent of these adjustments – many stemming from the new Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 – vary across different practice areas. In…

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Glasgow’s free advice sector stands united

Glasgow’s free advice sector stands united #SaveYourAdviceSector THIS Thursday, Glasgow City Council will vote to cut over £2m each year from its funding to Glasgow`s community law centres, citizen advice bureaux (CABx), local money advice and other advice agencies.  That`s a 60% cut across the board.  £5m removed from Glasgow`s free advice sector over the…

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Changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012

Changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 By Hannah Goldsmith The Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme is a government scheme in place to help victims of crimes of violence receive compensation for injuries they have suffered.  The current Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is the 2012 Scheme (2012 Scheme), which, as its name suggests, came into…

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Report on Valuation of Compensation Awards Arising from Letting Agent Enforcement Orders

Report on Valuation of Compensation Awards Arising from Letting Agent Enforcement Orders by Alice Dalkin, Caitlin Perring and Marianne Wilson Legal Services Agency June 2020 Alice, Caitlin and Marianne are volunteers with the Legal Services Agency in their Housing and General Court Department. They are also recent graduates from the University of Glasgow School of Law.  …

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Coronavirus: Tenants’ Rights in the Private Sector

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has increased protection for private tenants. This leaflet summarises the changes to the eviction procedure for both Assured/Short Assured Tenancies and Private Residential Tenancies. Coronavirus Tenancy Poster V2 Legal Services Agency has dedicated lawyers specialising in private tenancies. Please contact 0141 353 3354 to arrange a telephone appointment or email us…

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