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Kingdom Housing Association has announced the re-election of Linda Leslie as chair of the Association and of Freya Lees and Laurie Naumann as joint vice chairs. First elected as chair in 2021, Linda has been a board member of the Association since 2015 and also serves on Kingdom’s Policy Commi

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Donna Bogdanovic has been appointed as the new chair of Melville Housing Association, replacing Caron Quinn who stepped down at the organisation’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) after five years in the role. With a background in town planning, economic development and social policy, Donna

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Property factoring specialist Newton Property Management has appointed Karen Trickett as CEO. Ms Trickett will work alongside Newton’s existing leadership team and founding chairman Stephen O’Neill as the property firm sets its sights on continuing growth in the sector.    

Fuel Poverty

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The Iona Heat Network has been unveiled as the winner of the Social Innovation Challenge 2022. Using an existing technology - ground source heat network – in an innovative way will allow residents of this remote Hebridean island to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels and address the prob

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Langstane Housing Association is to work in partnership with three established local organisations in a bid to help communities and support their tenants through these challenging times including the cost of living and energy crisis. Langstane has partnered with Scarf to spearhead its efforts in dis

Homelessness

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Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has introduced a Rent Deposit Fund, which will offer non-returnable deposits to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assist them in moving into the private rented sector (PRS). The scheme has joined forces with Scottish y

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The number of new tenants wanting to register on letting agents’ books has increased by 88% since February from 78 to a new peak in September of 147, according to the newest report from professional estate agent body Propertymark. Whilst the number of tenants home hunting keeps

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation after its members reported that more working tenants are being affected by the cost of living crisis, with some struggling to afford commuting expenses. The findings of

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Wheatley Group has helped tenants claim back more than £5 million in benefits they were entitled to in the past six months. The group’s 24 welfare benefits advisors have helped more than 3600 tenants of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Wheatley Homes East, Wheatley Homes South and Loretto Housing