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SLD conference backs stronger tenant rights

October 27, 2012 4:42 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

At their conference in Dunfermline, the Scottish Liberal Democrats backed a radical programme of rights for tenants to empower them to reclaim illegal letting fees.

Commenting, Liberal Youth Scotland executive member Callum Leslie, who proposed the motion, said:

"This is a great step forward. With the housing market so competitive, it is very hard for tenants to avoid being charged these illegal fees. The clarification in the law that the SNP are issuing is welcome, but we believe they should go further.

"We believe they should bring in legislation making it easy for landlords who charge these illegal fees to be struck off, and to make it easy for tenants to claim back any fees they may have been charged in the last ten years."