Student housing has reached crisis point – with soaring rents, poor quality accommodation and 12% students experiencing homelessness, according to NUS Scotland's latest survey.
The upcoming Housing Bill is a crucial moment of opportunity to fix it. To do so, it must:
1) Ensure rent prices come down from existing levels
2) Introduce rent controls that fully include purpose-built student accommodation, with full parity with the private rented sector
3) Avoid the March 2024 cliff edge by extending the emergency legislation for a rent freeze and eviction ban
Together, we can fix student housing, but only if we collectively raise our voices. Email your MSP today using our handy online tool to urge them to act.
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