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Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green) The private rented sector is not just a market; a tenancy agreement is not just a transaction. A home that is available for rent is not just an investment: it is someone’s home; it is where they live. That is its primary function in public policy terms—it is not an investment; it is a home.

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green) Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie I know when I am beaten, Presiding Officer.

Amendment 26 not moved.

Section 51—Meaning of letting agency work



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie Without wanting to labour the point, I note that the minister may find that some of us will seek to hold her to the commitment that the Scottish Government will raise those applications with the tribunal on behalf of tenants. There will be cases in which tenants do not wish to proceed but the issues...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie Just to reinforce my point, part of the argument in favour of the amendment concerns situations in which not all tenants have the motivation, concern or desire to raise a case but a potential or alleged breach of the code by a letting agent will still be a long-term problem for others who will be li...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie Amendments 23 and 24 make one relatively simple change to section 43.

Section 43 introduces the procedures for the application to first-tier tribunal in relation to the enforcement of the letting agent code of practice. All members have acknowledged that there is a great deal of strength...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie My excitement knows no bounds at hearing that an Opposition member will have an amendment agreed to for the second time today—although perhaps I have slightly undercounted. I thank the minister for the commitment to amendment 37, which will set a clear timescale for the development of a code of prac...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie At stage 2, I lodged a number of amendments seeking to explore the detail of what would be included in the code of practice that the Government intends to produce for letting agents, and I am again seeking to explore specific issues that the code of practice could—and, I believe, should—address.
Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie Alex Johnstone attempts to portray a picture of a well-functioning market. We can no longer afford to regard the private rented sector as involving just a free market exchange between equals. As James Kelly said, the sector has doubled in size in 10 years. Some in the sector want it to double again ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Patrick Harvie I am sorry that the minister does not see the opportunity to commit now to producing a letting code. She talked about the need to review the effectiveness of landlord registration. However, by the time that the amendment—if it were passed—kicked in and required action from Government, the landlord r...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10307.2: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10217: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10185.3: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09926: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09872: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09748.4: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09575.2: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09556: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09362: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09294.2: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22133: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-21989: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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