Govan Law Centre’s Private Rented Sector Project, is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, and has a dedicated city wide team who will provide vital work on behalf of private tenants throughout Glasgow.
This is a specialist project for private rented sector tenants in Glasgow is made up of dedicated solicitors, housing caseworker/coordinator, financial inclusion and capability caseworkers and a welfare rights worker. At a time of forthcoming legislative changes and considerable increase in private renting use in Scotland, our project is providing valuable support to individuals and families faced with challenging situations.
We have city-wide ‘Rights Hubs’ as well as a dedicated email to ensure easy and accessible routes to help private tenants all over Glasgow who are experiencing difficulty with their tenancy, landlord or letting agency.
If you are a Private Tenant and have problems with your landlord; need repairs to your home; are worried about money or debts; need benefits advice or; have rent, council tax or fuel arrears. Our specialist legal team hold weekly surgeries.
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Govan Law Centre (GLC) is delighted that the Big Lottery Fund Investing in Communities Programme is providing a three years grant to establish our Private Rented Tenants Project.
We have over 20 years experience working for tenants in Glasgow, our team provides legal advice, assistance and representation and works specifically for Private Rented Tenants.
Tenants who would normally feel powerless, ignored or in a hopeless position are seeking our specialist help to have their voices heard and find long term solutions to their housing situation.
This project was developed from GLC’s Big Lottery Funded research which investigated the voice of tenants living in the private rented sector in Glasgow. It revealed that many feel powerless with little choice or security. A private rented sector where a tenant’s right to a safe, secure, maintained and affordable home are too often ignored by letting agencies and landlords.
Alistair Sharp manager of the project said: “This project will ensure tenants are empowered, are more secure, have better choice and can expect to live in a safe, well maintained, secure and affordable home. We will work for tenants’ rights and provide financial inclusion and capability solutions. We will ensure the tenants voice is heard.”