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Improving Access to the Private Rented Sector: A Best Practice Report. Scotland (2016)

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Best practice report showcasing the work done by some of the highest performing rent deposit guarantee schemes in Scotland and England. It includes practical examples of how common challenges can be overcome and is aimed at anyone working within the sector but particularly those looking to improve an existing service. 

About the report

The purpose of this report is to summarise the services being delivered by some of the highest performing rent deposit guarantee schemes (RDGS) in both Scotland and England and provide practical examples which demonstrate how common challenges related to service provision can be overcome. It is aimed at anyone working within the sector but particularly those looking to improve an existing service. This will contribute to a bank of resources produced by Crisis which draw upon and highlight examples of good practice in using the private rented sector across the UK.

A brief description of the schemes included within this research project is provided before looking in more detail at some of the services they offer to both tenants and landlords. We then consider some of the challenges these schemes have faced and the innovative solutions created to overcome these, concluding with some general recommendations regarding the improvement of service provision. For ease of reference, the private rented sector will be referred to as the PRS and rent deposit guarantee schemes as RDGS for the remainder of the report.

Reference

Dewison, N. (2016) Improving Access to the Private Rented Sector: A Best Practice Report Scotland 2016. London: Crisis.

 

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Improving Access to the Private Rented Sector - Scotland (PDF)

Best practice report showcasing the work done by some of the highest performing rent deposit guarantee schemes in Scotland and England. February 2016