First action in Glasgow

November 18th, 2013 | Posted by Valeri in Uncategorized

Today’s action marks another important milestone on EPTAG’s long-term journey to improve private tenancy rights in Scotland. In the first move to reach out to other cities in Scotland EPTAG members and local private tenants met up today to kick-off a campaign against a letting agency in Glasgow. The letting agency charged premiums from tenants and also failed to pay deposits to an approved tenancy deposit scheme. Both these practices are illegal but still common throughout Scotland. The five campaigners knocked at over 100 doors and spoke to many tenants who confirmed and reported similar criminal offences. At a meeting on Tuesday the tenants will get a detailed briefing about their options and how EPTAG can support them in claiming back their fees. With the recently initiated Private Tenants Scotland, the umbrella organisation that hosts local groups like EPTAG or the new Glasgow branch, the foundation for an organised approach has been created. If you want to campaign for private tenancy rights in your area, get in touch!

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