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Anthony Syder: In housing disputes, mediate before you litigate

Housing disputes with a tenant is a difficult time for everyone involved, particularly if there is an ongoing relationship between landlord and tenant to consider. Everyone is seeking a fair outcome and a strong process that will enable this to happen, but at the same time it is important that the dispute isn’t unnecessarily escalated.

Published 7 August 2019

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which received Royal Assent last month.

Published 7 August 2019

Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how Scots law is holding back "later living" developments.

Published 2 August 2019

Hazel Davies: The renaissance in urban living

After a century of flight to the suburbs, urban living has come into vogue for a variety of reasons. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores further.

Published 2 August 2019

Isla Jappy: Making affordable homes affordable

Halliday Fraser Munro design associate Isla Jappy discusses the future challenges for affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 30 July 2019

Stephen Herriot: Climate emergency creates added pressure to make Scotland’s social housing more energy efficient

Social landlords are leading the way in terms of the energy efficiency standards of homes in Scotland, but more work lies ahead to satisfy a new level of expectation, writes Stephen Herriot.

Published 26 July 2019

Dr Gareth James: Short-term lets – the need for balance, regulation, and better data

CaCHE knowledge exchange associate, Dr Gareth James, reflects on the recent CaCHE seminar which focused on evidence and experiences of short-term lets from three global cities: Sydney, Dublin and Edinburgh.

Published 26 July 2019

Martin Armstrong: Housing First can help us tackle homelessness

The scale of homelessness in the UK is shocking, but we are determined to act – and the Housing First scheme gives us means to do so, writes Wheatley Group chief executive Martin Armstrong.

Published 25 July 2019

Stewart Little: Responsible Retrofit

With the latest Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing 2 (EESSH2) targets announced recently by the Scottish Government, Stewart Little from IRT Surveys explains how asset managers can exploit technology to meet their obligations.

Published 24 July 2019

Garry Burns: Engaging people with lived experience of homelessness

Homeless Action Scotland’s Garry Burns calls on individuals with lived experience to get involved with the Scottish Government’s homelessness consultations with a pledge to offer support to anyone who requires it.

Published 18 July 2019

Professor Ken Gibb: Visions for Scottish housing in 2040

CaCHE director Professor Ken Gibb shares his reflections on the annual report from the Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy Working Group.

Published 18 July 2019

Further interim interdicts granted against Serco evictions

Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.

Published 16 July 2019

Reversing the Tide: Putting Rights at the Heart of Homelessness and Social Security

By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery

Published 16 July 2019

Gavin Yates: It’s time for investment in ending homelessness - not brutal cuts

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates on the impending cuts to homeless services in Glasgow.

Published 15 July 2019

Ewan Jures: Is it time to get heated about heating new homes?

WSP associate Ewan Jures on the importance of district heating networks.

Published 12 July 2019