How to buy a tenement in Glasgow

Glasgow’s tenement market is on fire.

Here’s how you can get in the game and save a chunk on your house.

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Buy the property from a local developer or broker.

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Buy a ten-year lease or sublet it. 3.

Find out how much rent you will be paying.

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If you are renting out a unit, ask to be moved to the other side of the property.

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If a landlord is letting tenants into the unit, then the tenant must pay rent for the entire tenancy.

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If the tenant is evicted, then a deposit is due.

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If someone is evading rent, then they must pay back the deposit.

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The landlord can ask you to repay the deposit, but the landlord must repay it within three months.

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You must notify the tenant within 14 days if they are evicted.

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If they do not move within 30 days, they must return the deposit and pay the tenant back the rent.

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If it is a new tenant who moves in, they will pay rent to the landlord.

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If your landlord wants to evict you, the landlord can evict you by telling you that you have breached the tenancy agreement.

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If there is a fire, you can call the police.

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The tenant must vacate within three days.

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The owner must pay the rent, if the tenant has not paid.

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The rent must be paid on the day the tenancy ends.

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If all goes well, the tenant pays the rent within the three-month period.

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If not, the property is forfeited to the city.

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If property is sold or rented out, it must be returned to the owner.

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If anyone is in possession of the house, they are required to pay the full rent.

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The law says that a tenancies’ council can impose fines for non-payment of rent.

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If people are evading their rent, they should call the council.

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The council can make an application to the court for a restraining order.

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The judge can issue an order against someone.

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The court can issue a warrant for the arrest of the person.

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If police raid the house or arrest someone, the police must give notice to the tenant.

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If an eviction takes place, the person who is evaded will not be allowed to leave.

How to tell if a building is unsafe to live in

Tenement law in Scotland is being challenged by a group of local residents and a landlord after a building collapse in Glasgow’s Glasgow Tenement House. 

It has been a week since the collapse of a five-storey building at the site, which houses a number of private homes and the Glasgow City Centre. 

The group of residents have called for a re-evaluation of the city’s building codes and to review the legal definition of ‘safe’. 

In an open letter to Glasgow City Council, the group said they were “deeply disappointed” at the collapse and that they were working on ways to protect the lives of the residents. 

They also want Glasgow City Hall to be required to enforce the code and make sure that those who have breached the code face a fine. 

Glasgow City Council declined to comment. 

Tenement law expert Neil Clarke told BBC Scotland that it was possible that the collapse was caused by structural problems, but said there was no evidence that the structure was unsafe. 

“It was not just an accident, there was an imminent danger that the building was going to collapse.”

In many ways the Glasgow Tenements code is an attempt to stop the sort of buildings that are currently causing the biggest problems, where people are living in dangerous conditions, that are not safe.

“He said that the local authority needed to “work together” with the owners of the building to “make sure the building is built in a safe manner”.

The Glasgow Tenancies Association said that they “condemn any irresponsible behaviour” and that the group had no “official position on the code”. 

They said that there was “no evidence” that the safety of the structures had been compromised. 

Mr Clarke said: “We are looking into all of the evidence that we have.

We are doing the best we can.” 

In April this year, a Glasgow Tenants Association meeting saw a proposal for the creation of a ‘Tenancy Safety Advisory Committee’ to review safety standards for private housing in the city. 

In October last year, the Glasgow Corporation issued a warning that the city was facing a “dangerous situation” because of “an increase in unauthorised short-term rental activity”. 

A spokesman for the council said: “We have taken the safety advice from the Glasgow Property Owners Association which is in line with the Glasgow Housing and Construction Association.”

However, we are aware that some of the comments in the Glasgow report have not been backed up by evidence.” 

 Read more: In a bid to protect people from “dangerously unstable buildings”, the Glasgow Group of Tenants are appealing for the Glasgow Council to “consider more stringent building codes” (www.glasgowtenants.org.uk) (Reporting by David Beattie; editing by John Larkin)