Blogs



Blog: Tenancy Deposit Scheme – Tenants win recent court case

Jenny Love discusses a case at Edinburgh Sheriff Court involving a landlord who breached tenancy deposit regulations.

Published 28 November 2016

Blog: Innovation and effectiveness in a ‘cold climate’

Dr Beth Watts argues that the growing focus on innovative responses to homelessness must be balanced with a commitment to approaches we already know work.

Published 25 November 2016

Blog: Scotland’s experience of abolishing letting agent fees

Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager for Shelter Scotland, shares Scotland's experience of abolishing letting agent fees as England plans to do the same.

Published 24 November 2016

Just A Minute with Stephen Herriot from PfH Scotland

Continuing our series of Just A Minute profiles is Stephen Herriot, head of operations at PfH Scotland.

Published 23 November 2016

Blog: The potential for social landlords working in wider rental markets

Housing consultant Anna Evans outlines what can be learned by the work of housing associations in the mid market rent sector.

Published 22 November 2016

Blog: Be a #SocialMediaSanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember

With only five Fridays left before the big day, Shelter Scotland national marketing & communications manager, Amanda Collins, turns her attention once again to Social Media Santa.

Published 18 November 2016

Just A Minute with Heather Kiteley at Port of Leith Housing Association

In partnership with our sister publication Scottish Financial News, Scottish Housing News is running a series of Just A Minute profiles of housing association finance directors. We kick off with Heather Kiteley, finance director at Port of Leith Housing Association.

Published 16 November 2016

Blog: RSLs – get your environmental information houses in order now in preparation for FOI

Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal dissects the Scottish Information Commissioner's latest decision notice regarding a request for information to Ayrshire Housing and underline the importance of RSL compliance.

Published 10 November 2016

Blog: Ready to celebrate?

With the festive season just around the corner, Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland highlights that over 5,000 children in Scotland will wake up homeless on Christmas morning.

Published 7 November 2016

Blog: We're building for the future so people can afford to live in our incredible city

Councillor Cammy Day explains how the City of Edinburgh Council is tackling the capital's acute housing shortage and lack of affordable homes.

Published 28 October 2016

Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding

By Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland and CEO of Mactaggart & Mickel Group

Published 27 October 2016

Blog: Procurement reform – what social landlords need to know

Stephen Herriot from PfH Scotland on the reasons behind the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act and the requirement for social landlords to write a procurement strategy before the impending December 31 deadline.

Published 26 October 2016

Blog: Community Hubs – what are they and why do we need them?

By Angela McLachlan, national services manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 21 October 2016

Blog: Innovation in Housing Options

Home Connections CEO Ninesh Muthiah discusses Housing Options innovations, a topic which will feature at the upcoming CIH Scotland Housing Innovation & Technology Showcase, 27 October, Glasgow

Published 20 October 2016

Blog: The role of housing in dementia support

As CIH Scotland prepares to complete the second phase of its housing and dementia programme at the end of this year, housing consultant Jim Hayton reflects on the recent series of workshops looking at the role of housing professionals in supporting people with dementia.

Published 19 October 2016