Shelter Scotland show PRS not THE cause of homelessness

by Readers Question

9:28 AM, 11th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Shelter Scotland show PRS not THE cause of homelessness

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Shelter Scotland show PRS not THE cause of homelessness

The latest homeless statistics from Shelter Scotland have been released. Click here to view the full report.

Some particular points I noticed were:

1. Homeless applications have increased for the first time in 9 years. Could this be related to the introduction of lifetime tenancies?

2. Only 11% of homeless applications were the result of landlord action. 52% were due to relationship breakdown and “other causes”.

3. “Where do people live before becoming homeless”. 18% private rented sector. 14% social housing. 42% with family.

Regards Barry



Comments

Rob Crawford

13:02 PM, 11th February 2019
About 2 months ago

On the first chart "why do people become homeless" 25% are "asked to leave accommodation". Is this by those other than the landlord or other reasons detailed in the chart? I can't understand who? Insufficient detail in the report!

Jay James

18:39 PM, 11th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/02/2019 - 13:02
They are unlikely to detail what "asked to leave accommodation" means as they can then go around saying 'required to leave' thus implying landlords kicked them out.

AA

23:24 PM, 11th February 2019
About 2 months ago

What lifetime tenancies ? There are open ended for the tenant tenancies, but certainly not lifetime. There are enough provisions in the legislation to kick a tenant out. A substantial refurbishment on the property would be sufficient.

Rob Crawford

13:07 PM, 13th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 11/02/2019 - 18:39
Not really Jay, as this would already be in the light blue 11% section allocated to "action by landlord or lender"!


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