Opinion

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Community Land Scotland’s policy manager, Dr Josh Doble, reflects on the main findings of research on the impact of community land ownership in locations which were previously under monopoly ownership. Scotland has an exciting opportunity in the next six months as we await the Land Reform Bill

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Conduit Finance managing director Jamie Davidson looks at how Scotland can learn from the German capital's rent cap alternative to instead accelerate social housing. Translated it means rent cover. It's relevant in the context of the Scottish rent freeze & cap. There was an interesting announcem

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Ahead of Scottish Housing Day in September, Mhairi Harley, a recent graduate who joined SFHA from Yoker Housing Association, shares her views on housing as a career. Having recently graduated with a degree in Social and Public Policy, I am driven by a sense of social justice and a desire to mak

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The Inner House of the Court of Session has issued an important decision in the appeal of Glasgow City Council v X. It relates to the duty on local authorities to provide accommodation for homeless persons – that the duty to provide temporary accommodation is less onerous than the duty to prov

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Jimmy Black runs his eye over the latest Solace Scotland report, which calls for urgent action to address a “housing emergency”.

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Housing minister Paul McLennan discusses the importance of the Short Term Let Licensing scheme in Scotland, looking at its benefits to tourism and local economies, and addressing potential safety and housing availability risks. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend celebrating my

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“The best way to encourage tenant participation is to be a terrible landlord”. It sounds like an essay topic for a housing student, but these were the words of David Bookbinder spoken on the Scottish Housing News Podcast. SHN editor Kieran Findlay and I recorded an episode on tenant part

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Garrett Grainger, research associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), discusses the steps that can be taken to help end LGBT homelessness. Scotland has an ambitious plan to end homelessness. Local authorities in Scotland have a statutory duty to secure settled accomm

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Social Housing Magazine has produced an interesting article on audit provision in Scotland. Using the 2021-22 audited financial statements (AFS) returns compared to the 2017-18 AFS returns from the Scottish Housing Regulator, it presents some interesting data and perhaps enables some thoughts on how

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Prof Ken Gibb and Dr Vikki McCall discuss the importance of accounting for housing support services, highlighting the critical role they play in supporting independent living and integrating housing with health and social care while also emphasising the challenges in defining and tracking these serv

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