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Chris Dougray, executive director at CBRE Scotland, provides his take on whether rent controls are a good or bad thing for the housing market. Over the last four decades, the number of homes in Scotland has increased by 34% to 2.65m (in 2020). Within the Scottish housing market, 15% of househol

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Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson reflects on the appointment of the new housing minister, the Temporary Accommodation Task and Finish Group report and looks forward to what it means for the charity's work. Paul McLennan, the new housing minister in Humza Yousaf's government, has his work cut

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Neil Kirk discusses the unintended consequences of rent freezes in Scotland, which have negatively impacted tenants, caused a shortage of rental properties, and deterred investment in the residential property sector. During a cost-of-living crisis, it might be difficult to feel sympathy for landlord

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Steph Elliot, the Technology Enabled Care in Housing (TECH) lead at the SFHA, continues the SFHA TECH column with a call for housing associations to ensure their staff are suitably skilled in digital technologies.

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Craig Sanderson, former chief executive of Link Housing and member of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, addresses some key issues regarding the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) document. He highlights the lack of attention paid to infrastructure and the need for a red

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Jimmy Black warms to the government’s plans for passive houses. I may have groaned when I heard that all new homes are to be ‘passive houses’, complying with a strict standard covering airtightness and energy use. I thought… here’s another green inspired policy lunge w

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In the UK, LGBTQ+ people continue to face significant challenges when it comes to finding safe and secure housing. Despite progress in policy and legislation, discrimination and inequality persist. In this blog, CaCHE’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fellow, Gareth Young, gives an overvie

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Scottish Housing News correspondent Jimmy Black chuckles his way around the first day of CIH Scotland's Housing Festival in Glasgow which grappled with the very serious issue of innovation within the social housing sector. Housing events can be cheerful, and the final session at yesterday’s CI

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