Criminal landlord condemned by new blog

September 14th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off)

A new blog has been created which condemns Edinburgh’s most well known criminal landlord, Mark Fortune. The aptly named ‘Misfortune Property’ blog aims to help stop future tenants being exploited. The author states that “this blog was created to warn people, so that they do not get exploited like so many other tenants have”, because …
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Landmark tenancy deposit victory!

September 12th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off)

In a landmark decision, an Edinburgh Landlord has been ordered to pay three times the value of the deposit to his tenants, for a violation of the new Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Albany Lettings – pay what you owe!

March 4th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Event - (Comments Off)

Please help us support a tenant claiming their illegally charged fees back! Kerstin recently obtained a decree from the court against Albany Lettings saying they have to pay back illegally charged fees, but they are refusing to pay up, so we are organising a protest at their office to help Kerstin get the money she is owed! Help …
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Another victory for Edinburgh private tenants as criminal landlord banned

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off)

Edinburgh City Council recently ruled that millionaire businessman Mark Fortune be removed from the city’s licensing register as unfit to operate as a landlord.  It is the first time that the council has refused a landlord application. It is now illegal for this individual to let out properties and charge rents.  The story is covered …
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Statistics on fuel poverty make for bleak reading. 28% of homes in Scotland are considered to be in fuel poverty which means they spend over 10% of their income on energy bills. Scottish Government housing condition research states that private tenants are the most likely sector of society to experience “extreme fuel poverty” (defined as …
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