An SNP-administration in Renfrewshire Council will work with the Scottish Government to help deliver their pledge of 50,000 new affordable homes across Scotland say John Shaw and Lisa-Marie Hughes, SNP Candidates for Renfrew North and Braehead.
They also claim that the SNP will deliver more affordable homes in Renfrewshire than the 950 which have been delivered in the last five years if they take control of Renfrewshire following the council elections on Thursday 4th of May.
John Shaw and Lisa-Marie Hughes unveiled the SNP’s strong commitment towards ensuring that everyone in Renfrewshire lives in a safe, warm and affordable house.
An SNP administration will also take action against rogue landlords, helping those living in the private sector, as well as looking at innovative ways to help bring empty properties back into public use.
John Shaw, SNP Candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead, said: “The SNP has an ambitious and positive plan for Renfrewshire and our manifesto sets out a strong commitment to ensuring that everyone lives in a safe, warm and affordable house.
“As a result of the proactive approach taken by the SNP Scottish Government, 950 affordable homes have been delivered across Renfrewshire. However, an SNP-controlled Renfrewshire Council will seek to beat that target and deliver more affordable homes over the next five years. This will help more local people and families secure a house of their own.
Lisa-Marie Hughes, SNP Candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead, said: “The SNP’s commitment extends to those living in the private sector as well as those living in the socially rented sector. I am aware that many people are being forced into the private sector and are being badly treated by their landlord. The majority of landlords treat their tenants fairly but an SNP administration in Renfrewshire will work with local stakeholders to ensure that firm action is taken against rogue landlords who exploit their tenants.
“There are also 500 empty properties in Renfrewshire currently lying empty. An SNP administration will adopt best practice from elsewhere in Scotland to help bring these empty properties back into public use.”