Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Highlands and Islands need rent controls – John Finnie MSP

"The Highlands and Islands is an expensive place to live. You probably know that our big distances mean higher transport costs, and our wilder weather means bigger fuel bills. You could probably guess that our workers’ wages are well below those in the central belt. But it might come as more of a surprise to learn that rents in the Highlands and Islands are well above the Scottish average, and rising faster than anywhere but Glasgow." 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If a landlord finds it easier to sell, or only let to holiday makers, what is the outcome? I just wonder whether this wouldn't help those in an agreement but slowly reduce a depleted rental stock further, exacerbating the situation over time.