Blogs



Blog: Tenants have little or no power in their relationship with landlords

Mike Dailly suggests an unequal relationship between tenants and landlords means many of the former are leading lives of misery.

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: Why building homes must be a priority for us all

Great leaps forward in housing policy since devolution, but huge challenges remain

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: It’s time to deliver real security for Scotland’s private renters

James Battye at Shelter Scotland says renting in Scotland needs to change.

Published 12 October 2015

Blog: 12,000 affordable homes needed to meet Scottish housing ambitions

There’s a lot to do to make the Scottish housing market meet the needs and expectations of people in Scotland. There’s the challenge of an ageing population and making sure the homes we have are right for older citizens. There’s the need to protect fragile rural communities by ensuring there’s a mix of housing provision. Making our homes more energy efficient; improving private renting; supporting better neighbourhoods – all important priorities.

Published 9 October 2015

Blog: Scotland’s Housing Needs

By Professor Kenneth Gibb

Published 6 October 2015

Blog: Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland progress

Lesley Fraser on what has happened since the Scottish Housing Event at Murrayfield on 18 November 2014.

Published 5 October 2015

Blog: Do people want to live in the private rented sector?

By the Living Rent Campaign

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: Universal Credit has landed

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Kirsty McKechnie, welfare rights worker for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, gives the story so far for Universal Credit.

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: Syrian refugees - what can social landlords do to help?

Up to 20,000 refugees will be resettled in Britain from Syria. How can social landlords engage with this and other schemes to help people who are on their way or already here? CIH policy adviser John Perry shares his assessment.

Published 24 September 2015

Blog: CDM2015 and its implications for the homeowner

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into force on 6th April 2015 and has implications for anyone organising work on their home.

Published 18 September 2015

Blog: A housing crisis with a human cost

By Alison Watson at Shelter Scotland

Published 8 September 2015

Blog: A challenge that we must embrace together

Housing and social security have a central role to play in the Scottish Government’s programme for government 2015-16, published this week. CIH Scotland policy and practice officer Ashley Campbell takes a look at the detail.

Published 3 September 2015

Blog: Reform for private renting long overdue

By Lisa Glass at Shelter Scotland

Published 2 September 2015

Blog: Working hard to furnish Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games legacy

By Glasgow Housing Association chair Gordon Sloan

Published 27 August 2015

Blog: Are things improving for single people who are homeless in Scotland?

By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 August 2015