...Housing Law While the rights of tenants in the public sector in Scotland have gradually improved since 1980, the same cannot be said of their privatesector equivalents in relation to repairs and eviction.
Through the Tenants Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980, council tenants were given the right to buy their homes (“Ethical Reflections,” 2004). From the time the constitutional Right to Buy was commenced on 3 October 1980, the rise in the sale of houses reached a dramatic 2.2 million properties all over Scotland. Almost one-third of the Scottish tenants availed of the Right to Buy from the local authorities, municipal firms and estate companies. Majority of these tenants gained... ...