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

Blog: Why the scandal of urban land left vacant or derelict must be tackled

By Professor David Adams at the University of Glasgow

Published 20 August 2015

Blog: The Highlands and Islands need rent controls

By John Finnie MSP

Published 18 August 2015

Black’s Blog: Self inflicted silly season stories...

Councillor Black reflects on self inflicted silly season stories...

Published 13 August 2015

Blog: Dealing with giant hogweed – “the most dangerous plant in Britain”

By Greig Adams at DM Hall

Published 7 August 2015

Blog: A Tenancy Deposit or Rent in Advance?

An interesting decision from Dundee has highlighted the distinction between a tenancy deposit and rent collected in advance. It is important to note that the decision is not a binding decision, nevertheless, the case deals with a common issue, writes Robert Mullarkey. 

Published 5 August 2015