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The Scottish Parliament will next week pass emergency Covid-19 legislation, which will include a six month ban on all evictions in the private-rented sector, to protect those whose income and working hours may have been negatively affected as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jackie Baillie MSP said:

“I welcome this proposed change in legislation. Removing the possibility of eviction will help in reducing the stress levels of many people in my constituency and across Scotland.

“For many living in private-rented accommodation, especially those on zero-hour contracts, ensuring that they will not be evicted within the next six months will be a huge relief.

“I will continue to work with my colleagues across the Scottish Parliament to ensure that everyone has the support and protection that they need during this uncertain and worrying time.”

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