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Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h

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Anthony Morrow and Kevin Carr at Sanctuary Scotland’s Community Investment Team speak about Sanctuary's approach to homelessness through better connectivity with those in tenancies as well as within the organisation. Sanctuary’s Perspective, Anthony Morrow (Community Connector Manager)

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Steph Elliot continues the SFHA's monthly TECH column with a call for organisations to sign up to the TEC in Housing Charter. The reach of the housing sector extends across Scotland and services millions of people in every community. Individually and as a collective we have the potent

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Following up on a previous blog in Scottish Housing News regarding market volatility, Ross Barty provides an update on what has changed in the last six months and what housing associations and councils in Scotland should be mindful of now and over the next few months. A new market dynamic is impacti

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Both residents and businesses are benefiting from Clyde Gateway's recent investments in green spaces, says Ian Manson. For Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, there has been an increased focus on creating new green spaces. Aside from the many environmental reasons br

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In a guest blog for the CIH Scotland website, Lucy Malarkey talks about the actions needed to create a truly inclusive culture within organisations. Creating and maintaining an inclusive culture doesn’t happen by accident and it doesn’t happen in a vacuum, it requires action and that act

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Hamish Trench talks about the recent Scottish Government consultation on the Land Reform Bill and the Scottish Land Commission’s response. Over the last four months, the Scottish Government has been consulting on its proposals for a new Land Reform Bill. This is a key stage towards development

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The new Tenant Protection Act falls short of expectations, argues the Legal Services Agency. In October 2022, the Scottish Parliament passed the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill (which has now received royal assent). This bill aims to introduce new measures to protect tenants in th

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TECH is launching its Analogue to Digital telephony switch-off awareness campaign with a countdown to the 2025 switch-off. Steph Elliot explains more in the monthly TECH column from the SFHA. In 2025 the current, Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)

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Having spent the past 40 years working in housing throughout the country including in Edinburgh, Keith Anderson says it is clear that most people cannot plan for or achieve lifelong well-being while faced with uncontrolled rent rises, insecure tenancies, and house price growth which outstrips income

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Will Scarlett, founder and director of Scarlett Land and Development, highlights why rent freezes are not helpful for tenants in the long run.  The 6-month temporary rent freeze in Scotland (Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Scotland Bill) has shocked the property market – particularly,

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Craig Fairfoull, head of sales and marketing at independent developer Dundas, reveals why Scotland's first time buyers are struggling to get on the property ladder. The outcry over the scrapping of the top rate of tax and the inevitable U-turn have served as cloud cover for a growing fiscal inj

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