Opinion

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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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Ollie Gray, business development director at Charis, asks whether we are better off or worse off this spring when it comes to our energy bills. Unfortunately, despite falling wholesale costs, the average household bill is still set to rise to £3000 in April, and many will need to be tight

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In this month's SFHA TECH column, Steph Elliot considers digital inclusion and what it means for the social housing sector. With the Analogue to Digital telephone switch off on its way, it is important for landlords to consider the impact the switch off will have on their tenants, how

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Following the UK Government's announcement of mandatory qualifications for social housing managers, CIH Scotland's national director Callum Chomczuk asks what this means for colleagues north of the Border. At the weekend, the UK Government announced its decision to introduce a qualificatio

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Mhairi Donaghy, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, highlights a new report out today that looks at why town centre living (TCL) is important and the reasons investment has been limited.  Scottish society was built around towns and villages. From the traditional clan system to to

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With Scot­land and the rest of the UK con­tin­u­ally miss­ing house­build­ing tar­gets, Fraser Mitchell, part­ner in Shep­herd and Wed­der­burn's Prop­erty and In­fra­struc­ture team, asks: what are the road­blocks to build­ing?

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