A New Deal for Tenants - draft strategy: consultation

We are consulting on the draft A New Deal for Tenants - rented sector strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland.  


1 Housing to 2040 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

2 Scottish Household Survey 2019 results (SHS Data Explorer (shinyapps.io))

3 Dwelling stock by tenure, UK - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

4 See Chart 10 on Page 35 of https://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/201716/0053780.pdf (webarchive.org.uk)

5 SHS Data Explorer (shinyapps.io), Social tenants in Scotland 2017 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

6 Scottish Household Survey 2019 figures - Scottish household survey 2019: annual report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

7 Contains two adults of non-pensionable age and no children.

8 https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-tenants-scotland-2017/pages/1/

9 SHS Data Explorer (shinyapps.io)

10 Additional poverty analysis 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

11 Housing needs of minority ethnic groups: evidence review - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

12 Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2017-20 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

13 Understanding Disabled People's Housing Pathways: Initial Insights (webarchive.org.uk)

14 Wealth in Scotland 2006-2018 (data.gov.scot)

15 StatXplore Housing Benefit Table 4 - Family Type by Gender https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/


17 https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-equality-evidence-finder/ under fuel and food

18 Homelessness in Scotland: 2020 to 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

19 A median ratio of 38% for social rented households in the lowest income quintile, which compares to a ratio of 25% for quintile 2, 18% for quintile 3, and 13% for quintile 4, with the sample size too small to provide a robust estimate for quintile 5. Additional poverty analysis 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

20 Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party - Shared Policy Programme - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

21 Scottish Social Housing Charter: consultation analysis - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

22 Research: Evaluating changes to rental agreements in Scotland - Shelter England; Rent-Better-Wave-1-Summary_print.pdf (nationwidefoundation.org.uk)

23 Rent-Better-Wave-1-Summary_print.pdf (nationwidefoundation.org.uk)

24 Apply to Rent Service Scotland about your rent increase - mygov.scot

25 Tenancy Deposit Scheme: review - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

26 Guide on Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 - Protection of property (coe.int)

27 Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

28 Health and wellbeing in the private rented sector : CaCHE (housingevidence.ac.uk)

29 https://www.housingregulator.gov.scot/landlord-performance/national-reports/covid-19-dashboards

30 Unlawful-evictions-damages-law-reform-briefing-11-August-2020.pdf (lsa.org.uk)

31 Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

32 Housing | Scotland's Census (scotlandscensus.gov.uk)

33 Is Scotland Fairer? | The state of equality and human rights 2015 (equalityhumanrights.com)

34 The majority of homes delivered by registered social landlords and councils through the grant-funded element of the Affordable Housing Supply Programme are new-build homes. However, grant to acquire ‘second hand’ stock that is for sale on the open market can be made available where it can be demonstrated that this is the most appropriate method of meeting housing need in a particular area. And funding may also be made available to remodel/ rehabilitate existing properties.

35 Scottish Household Survey findings for 2019 show that 53% of householders in the private rented sector were under 35 years old (based on the highest income householder), and that 37% of private rented sector households and 60% of social rented sector households had a net household income of £20,000 or under (SHS Data Explorer (shinyapps.io))

36 as measured by the Housing and Regeneration Outcome Indicator on the average ratio of housing costs to income ( Housing and regeneration outcomes framework: indicator updates - gov.scot (www.gov.scot))

37 based largely on advertised rent data.

38 Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

39 Statistical information | Scottish Housing Regulator, Social tenants in Scotland 2017 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

40 https://www.gov.scot/publications/hnda-tool/

41 Additional poverty analysis 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

42 Housing statistics: Stock by tenure - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

43 Social tenants in Scotland 2017 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

44 The Rent Officers Order (Housing Benefit Functions) (Scotland) 1997 (SI 1997/1995) schedule 3B, made under section 70 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

45 Fair Rent cases under s48 of the Rent (Scotland) 1984 Act Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (legislation.gov.uk) and the Housing Act 1988.

Rent adjudications under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, read alongside SSI 2017/296 The Private Residential Tenancies (Information for Determining Rents and Fees for Copies of Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (legislation.gov.uk)

46 Private Sector Rent Statistics, Scotland (2010 to 2021), published by Scottish Government on 16 November.

47 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-household-survey-2019-annual-report/

48 Published Scottish Government guidance states that ‘projects using existing properties (not new build) should maximise energy efficiency and accessibility, as far as is practicable’.

49 “[Scottish Government] will continue to support the building of homes for private rent, with a focus on maximising delivery of these homes at the affordable end of market rents, working with private sector investors and partners whose business models match our ambition to improve affordability for tenants”. Housing to 2040

50 (section 21 of the 1987 Act, as amended by section 155 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and the 2001 Act).

51 Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

52 Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, section 30 and the Scottish Secure Tenants (Compensation for Improvements) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/312), see “Right to Compensation for Improvements”, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2002/09/15486/11216

53 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 14(4), http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/14

54 The Scottish Secure Tenants (Right to Repair) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/316), see “Right to Repair”, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2002/09/15485/11214

55 Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Schedule 4, para 3, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2001/10/schedule/4

56 Scottish Social Housing Charter, outcome 5, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/03/2602/0

57 The legal commentary on the reference in the next footnote refers to a common law duty and cites McGreal v Wake (1984) 128 SJ 11, see http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2002/09/15391/10809

58 Model Revised Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement, para 5.14, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2002/09/15391/10796

59 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 22(1), http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/22

60 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 22(1A)-(1B), inserted by Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, section 25, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/14/section/25

61 Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, Schedule 2, paras 7 and 17, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/11/schedule/2

62 Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, section 47, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2010/17/section/47, and see https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/what-we-do/raising-concerns-about-landlord

63 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 24(2), http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/24

64 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 27, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/27

65 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 36, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/36

66 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 28(1), http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2006/1/section/28

67 See footnote 58, para 5.19

68 Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, section 52, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2010/17/section/52

69 National Report on the Scottish Social Housing Charter - Headline Findings - 2020-21 | Scottish Housing Regulator

70 Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

71 Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

72 About us - Healthcare Improvement Scotland


Email: rentedstrategyconsultation@gov.scot

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