WATCH: Roddick calls for housing policy reform

In a Member’s Business Debate put forward by Neil Gray MSP on the recently-published Social Justice and Fairness Commission report, Emma Roddick argued that we “cannot rely on the goodwill of landlords”, pushing for further regulation of the private rented sector.

She also pointed out that, due to Right to Buy, properties intended for affordable rent have since been sold off to absentee landlords, meaning tenants pay hundreds more in rent per month than their next-door neighbours, claiming “that is neither just nor fair”.

She celebrated the Social Justice and Fairness Commission policy to offer local authorities first refusal at the market rate when ex-Right to Buy properties are put up for sale.

You can watch the full contribution below: