A sheriff in Hamilton Sheriff Court has granted decree for recovery of possession to a local authority after it sought to evict a tenant whose son was found with over £38,000 worth of cannabis at the property. North Lanarkshire Council sought the order under section 14 of the Housing (Scotland
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open for applications in the second funding round of phase two of the scheme. A total of £22 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bi
Wheatley Homes Glasgow has started work on a £1.6 million programme to make homes more energy efficient and reduce heating bills. People living in 36 homes in Drumchapel could see their heating bills cut by 88% thanks to the innovative energy-efficiency work being carried out by the social lan
A second phase of a heat network in the community of Torry was approved yesterday which will provide an additional almost 570 homes and a new school with lower-cost energy. The £10 million Torry Heat Network will supply heat for the three high rises at Morven Court, Brimmond Court, and Grampia
New support for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills in Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been unveiled today. Through a new Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme, the UK Government will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for a
Housing leaders from across the West of Scotland Housing Options Hub met together recently to review progress and plan for the future. After an urgent period of fortnightly collaboration at the height of the pandemic, it is the new backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis impacting on homelessness, along
David Kidd is an improvement lead with Homeless Network Scotland and a member of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness’ management team. Here he provides an update on the work being prioritised to ensure that people with diverse and direct experiences of homelessness have an equal decision
The leader of Dundee City Council has encouraged people to “come out in their droves” to support the teams taking part in the Street Soccer Nations Cup. Councillor John Alexander was speaking as Street Soccer Scotland announced the 16 players that will make up the Team Scotland squad at
Mark Cairney, Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (GHIFT) member and the latest addition to the Leadership Team of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, reflects on the opportunity and creativity in the organisation's Frontline Forum. WHEN – Seeing the Workforce as People
Property agent professional body Propertymark has written to cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government Shona Robison to seek clarification on the recent announcement from the Scottish Government on rent freezes and a moratorium of evictions until at least 31 March 2023.
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has granted a wrongful termination order under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 for payment of £4,800 to a woman who was evicted from an Aberdeen property after being told the property was to be sold. Linzi Catto, the tenant under a priva
A licensing scheme for all short-term lets in Dundee will be introduced on October 1, in line with recent Scottish Government legislation. Before it goes live, Dundee City Council is looking for views on the draft policy statement and proposed additional licensing conditions.
The private rented sector is not the reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, according to analysis of the official data by property firm, DJ Alexander Ltd. The property firm said that the Scottish Government argues that if there was no private rented sector (PRS) then more houses would be available fo
Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and other interested stakeholders on its draft short-term lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence. Local authorities in Scotland are legally obliged to introduce a licensing scheme for properties operati
More than £35 million in additional benefits was generated for residents by advice services in North Lanarkshire in 2021/22. North Lanarkshire Council's Social Inclusion and Wealth Team, social work and housing services provide local people with advice and support on a wide range of benefits-r
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will set out a raft of actions today in a Programme for Government designed to help people through the cost emergency, including an increase to the Scottish Child Payment and a rumoured rent freeze for tenants. Reports in the Daily Record today suggest Ms Stu
A total of £84 million has been paid to families since it was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique to Scotland in the UK, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to tackle child poverty. It provides regular, additional financial support to parents an
Hillhead Housing Association has successfully gained National Standards reaccreditation for the provision of Information and Advice for its welfare rights service and income maximisation services. The initial accreditation was awarded in December 2018.
The Adult Disability Payment has opened for new applications across Scotland. The national rollout follows successful pilots in 13 local authority areas, which began in March.