Hundreds of tenants in Scotland have been handed eviction notices since the beginning of lockdown, despite government advice for landlords to be flexible during the pandemic.
Landlord lobbyists have pressured Scottish Government officials for further coronavirus subsidies in regular meetings with civil servants, documents show.
Housing and advice charities have warned that more must be done to tackle rogue landlords caught breaking the rules all over Scotland, despite emergency coronavirus laws.
Experts have called for “radical change” and an overhaul of Scotland’s laws to tackle thousands of vacant and derelict sites.
A fund set up to help community buyouts is heavily skewed towards a few local authority areas and has spent millions on buying assets already in public ownership.
Tax haven firms are buying up large swathes of the capital, with many of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings now owned offshore, The Ferret can reveal.
Critics have called for the rules to be reformed so that MSPs are forced to disclose the true value of their holdings in private companies
Laws weakening freedom of information rights in Scotland look set to be repealed after just a few weeks because opposition MSPs have united against them.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.