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Short term holiday lets: what can I do?

Councillor Ben Parker looks at the role of citizens in ensuring effective regulation of STLs.


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A Green view on Edinburgh’s Housing Emergency

Green group Co-Convener Ben Parker explores how this should be a catalyst for changing our approach to housing in the capital.


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Rent freeze and eviction protections delivered

Last week was a big week in the Scottish Parliament, and a historic week for tenants – Lorna Slater


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Tackling the cost of living

Susan Rae argues that Edinburgh Council must do more to help those struggling with the soaring cost of living.


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Priced out of Edinburgh

While Green councillor for Leith Chas Booth welcomes Edinburgh’s designation as a short-term-let control area, there’s more to be done.


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Flaws of ‘Right to Buy’ are searingly obvious

Selling off council homes may have benefited original purchasers but long term detrimental impacts are still being felt, argues Susan Rae.


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Housing is a human right

Everyone deserves safe, warm and affordable housing and protection from unjust rent increases, discrimination and unfair eviction, says Lorna Slater.


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Safe home, solid foundation

Investment in social housing should be a key part of a green recovery and will help tackle child poverty too, argues Alison Johnstone.


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Freezing rents

In the Council budget this year, Green councillors worked with other parties to secure a rent freeze for council tenants. Cllr Chas Booth explains why.


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To end winter evictions: vote Green!

Greens have led from the front in tackling housing inequality in Edinburgh and banning winter evictions, argues Chas Booth.


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Ending evictions

Green MSP Andy Wightman hails campaigning success on winter evictions but says more needs done.


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Action on holiday letting

Let’s put homes before holiday lets says Chas Booth.


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No reverse gear on homelessness

Improvements in homelessness in Edinburgh can’t be allowed to go into reverse, argues Alison Johnstone.


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Andy Wightman launches crowdfunder to prevent eviction of Leither

Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman has launched a crowdfunder to challenge the eviction of a constituent in Leith.


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Support for Green empty homes proposal in Edinburgh welcomed

Green councillors have welcomed City of Edinburgh Council support for their proposal to appoint a dedicated empty homes officer for the city.


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Rampant short-term lets hollowing out Scottish capital warns Wightman

As thousands of visitors descend of Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP is warning that the rampant growth in property owners converting their houses and flats to short-term lets is hollowing out Scotland’s capital city.


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Wightman blasts SNP & Tory MSPs for voting down his call for a review to protect private tenants

The Scottish Government risks undermining its own new homelessness action plan unless it strengthens the law to curb unfair rent rises and evictions, according to the Scottish Greens.


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Fixing a broken housing system

In a broken housing system, how we “do” housing needs to change, argues Andy Wightman.


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Making the most of empty homes

Edinburgh needs to get a lot more serious about tackling private sector empty homes, argues Susan Rae.