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As the General Register of Sasines approaches the end of its 400-year reign, big decisions lie ahead for property and land owners, writes Amanda Cameron. Scotland’s General Register of Sasines is the oldest national land register of property interests in the world, having been established

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Lorraine McGrath, CEO of homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, responds to today's latest Scottish Drug Death figures, which found that 1,051 people died due to drug misuse in 2022, a decrease of 279 deaths (21%) compared with 2021 and the lowest annual total since 2017. The annual announce

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Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder introduces a new discussion paper regarding annual rent increase consultations. Social landlords’ duty to consult on the annual rent increase is here to stay. But is the process sometimes made out to be

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In a blog for the Housing Studies Association, Fiona Powell reminds us of the importance of ethics in research with vulnerable groups and, specifically, estranged students experiencing housing precarity. The ethical approval application is sometimes seen as unavoidable on the path to field

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As the Centre for Homelessness Impact shares the 4th edition of its Implementation Issues Evidence + Gap Map in partnership with The Campbell Collaboration, this blog examines the factors which help/hinder the successful implementation of homelessness interventions.

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I refer to the article in Scottish Housing News on 11th August 2023 which outlined how housebuilder Persimmon is to put pressure on suppliers and subcontractors to find savings as part of new measures to curb falling sales and profits. It resonated with an item in The Guardian on the

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Accredited employment law specialist Laura Salmond suggests that the Flexible Working Bill will likely see more employees become aware of the right to make flexible working requests, and that the volume of these requests will increase. On 29 July 2023, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working

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Ahead of next month's Scottish Housing Day, Jacqueline Omoniyi from Under One Roof shares her "not straightforward" path to a housing career. I started my career in housing, working for an HMO Licence specialist company in Edinburgh, though my pathway into housing was not straightforward. I was a gr

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It is a common misconception that Home Reports are not required if you sell your home without the help of an estate agent or solicitor. Peterhead-based surveyor Steven Dale warns this is not the case. Whether Covid is to blame, or whether we are all just becoming resigned to doing everything online,

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