Opinion

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Housing lawyer Derek Hogg discusses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters and their impact on social housing. Scottish housing associations can hardly have failed to notice the increasing level of debate within the sector in recent times around the themes of sustainability and ESG

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The energy crisis will only worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide their own energy future, says John Forster from the Forster Group. Energy prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for the UK l

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Steph Elliot from the SFHA returns with the monthly TECH column with a focus on work going on, in and around the TECH community. This month, she highlights a grant-funded Test of Change opportunity that relates to fire safety. From February this year, every home in Scotland is now required to h

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Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th

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DM Hall property expert Calum Allmond believes it's time for a fresh look at the many ways an Energy Performance Certificate can be beneficial to property owners. In the same way that Home Reports have become an accepted part of the residential property market so have Energy Performance Certificates

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Alan McIntosh, managing director of Advice Talks Ltd, which operates the www.advicescotland.com website, is calling on money advisers to think differently about the energy debt crisis. As we all sit on a precipice waiting to find out how much the energy price cap will rise in October, and whether th

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In a guest blog for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Pedro Cameron from Housing Options Scotland highlights the link between homelessness and inequality, and explains why it’s crucial for local authorities to embed Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility (IDEA

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As part of Scotland Excel’s ‘Supporting the journey to net zero’ campaign, David Pierpoint, chief executive officer at The Retrofit Academy, explores the skills gap in the retrofit sector and what’s needed to decarbonise housing stock in Scotland. Scotland, like the rest of t

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Chris McGinn at PfH Scotland gives an overview of the new domestic retrofit standard, PAS 2035, and provides advice for housing associations and local authorities on how to prepare for and cope with the changes. Last year a new domestic retrofit standard was introduced to Scotland and acro

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