Law Centres to Meet Justice Minister
2nd September 2009
Justic Minister, Kenny McAskill, has agreed to meet representatives of Scottish Law Centres in early October 2009 in order to discuss proposals for reform to current laws on mortgage repossession, debt and bankruptcy.
These reforms would improve home owners' rights and those of their familys and tenants.
In particular the presen law gives tenants of private landlords very liitle protection in the event of mortgage arrears accruing at the property. This gap in the law is the cause of growing conern here in Renfrewshire and elsewhere as the credit crunch continues to affect the private rental market.
The reforms would also make is easier for home owners to access legal advice, assistance and respresntation, which is not alway available under the present system. They would also reduce the legal expenses of home owners going to court.
The meeting with Mr McAskill, himself a former solicitor, is being organised by the Scottish Association of Law Centres, and will be attended by a representative of Renfrewshire Law Centre.