Empty properties a blight on neighbourhoods could be homes for families

Ruth Maguire MSP has asked the Scottish Government to consider a proposal for compulsory rental orders to help provide much need homes for children and families.

During Portfolio Question time in the Scottish Parliament today, Ruth Maguire MSP asked:

“Empty properties left disrepair are a blight on neighbourhoods and could be providing much need homes for families and children on waiting lists.

Can the Cabinet Secretary provide and update on the progress of compulsory sale orders and will the Scottish Government consider the proposal for compulsory rental orders?”

Watch the exchange here:

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