Wright v Elderpark Housing Association

Landlord and tenant – Housing – Scottish secure tenancy – 'Fair rent'. Court of Session: Allowing an appeal by a tenant against a decision of a committee of the Private Rented Housing Panel ('PRHP') that the fair rent for his property was £6,200 pa, the appellant having referred a rent officer's determination of an increase in the rent to £4,791 pa to the PRHP, the court held that the fundamental flaw in the committee's reasoning was to disregard registered rents of comparable properties without good reason and to rely instead on a range of rents derived from an internet search without a proper assessment of whether the properties involved were truly comparable.

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