Cole-Hamilton comments on dramatic private sector rent rises

28 Nov 2023
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Responding to new figures showing dramatic rises in private sector rent, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"Households are seeing a greater and greater proportion of their income eaten up by rent. A lack of availability, skyrocketing prices and poor-quality housing are all playing a part in making life miserable for far too many.

"Scotland needs to build more homes of every kind and re-establish social renting as a viable option.

"I recently led a series of summits for housing organisations and tenants' representatives to give their side of the story direct to the Scottish Government minister in charge. We need to get representatives from all parties and all levels of government pulling together in the same direction."