Opinion

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Liz Hamilton, senior land and planning manager at AS Homes Scotland, highlights the current housing crisis and the need for change within Scotland's planning system to support the delivery of new homes. We’ve recently seen Scotland’s largest cities - Edinburgh and Glasgow - declare housi

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Right There CEO Janet Haugh marks the homelessness charity's 200th anniversary with a look at the charity's journey and today's wider issues of homelessness and the housing crisis. Scotland’s housing crisis is intensifying. Three local authority areas have now declared themselves to be in a ho

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Kai Jackson, an associate at tenant engagement expert TPAS, discusses a new study designed to understand the barriers faced by people from ethnic minority backgrounds. The study aims to promote fair and inclusive services, exploring ways to improve the participation of tenants from ethnic minority

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Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay spent 45 minutes of the SHN podcast discussing just about everything important in Scottish housing with the hugely experienced Craig Stirrat, Group CEO of Grampian Housing Association. Jimmy picks out the bits he found most fascinating... Council house stock transfer?

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With a consultation now underway about a similar post-Grenfell Building Safety Levy to one introduced to impose a levy on certain new builds in England, Ledingham Chalmers LLP partner David Scott looks at what might happen north of the border. After the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Gover

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Marcus Di Rollo examines the impacts of the Scottish Government's rent cap on investors, developers, and tenants, and explores the upcoming challenges and potential changes in rent control policies. The Scottish Government’s rent cap divides opinion. On one hand, it has arguably protected

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Claire Campbell explains why legislation is needed to address the scourge of mould in rented properties. In December 2022, I wrote about the sad death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak in Rochdale in December 2020 as a result of his exposure to damp and mould in his family’s rented property, and str

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Grampian Housing Association CEO Craig Stirrat offers his thoughts on the forthcoming release of the next Scottish House Condition Survey (2022). With the (pre) announcement that the 2022 Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) is due by the end of February 2024, the paraphrase, “Houston, we ha

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