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An interesting decision from Dundee has highlighted the distinction between a tenancy deposit and rent collected in advance. It is important to note that the decision is not a binding decision, nevertheless, the case deals with a common issue, writes Robert Mullarkey. The Housing Act (Scotland) 200

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Frances Snee works for Shelter Scotland’s Empty Homes Advice Service – a free national helpline dedicated to bringing empty homes back into use. Frances Snee

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Heather Pearson Last week’s media coverage of rising house costs and predictions of a growing private rental sector has again brought the issue of Scotland’s housing needs into focus. But while public perception traditionally favours home ownership, a stronger private rental sector will benefit

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Debbie King reports back on Shelter Scotland’s Illegal Evictions campaign We’ve now come to the end of the Illegal Eviction – Know Your Rights campaign where we worked with Police Scotland, Crimestoppers Scotland and the Scottish Association of Landlords. The information campaign raised awaren

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Adapted housing for older people in Old Havana, Cuba Cuba always seems to be on the cusp of change but the recent moves towards normalisation of political relations with the USA could well herald rapid and turbulent change for the country’s housing system as well as for wider economic development.

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By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland In Scotland’s fragile housing market, just having a house – irrespective of quality, location and affordability – is a good position for anyone to be in. Of course, many people do have decent homes, but the number of households on waiting lists for social ho

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Craig McLaren RTPI Scotland director, Craig McLaren, looks to stimulate a discussion on where planning and planners can support social justice.

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By James Battye at Shelter Scotland This week National Registers of Scotland released their updated household estimates for 2015. They show that the number of Scottish households has grown by 18,200 in the past year. In 2014, there were 2.42 million households in Scotland, an increase of around 169,

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The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership recently released its annual report for the financial year just passed. There are a few headlines form the report that we are particularly excited about, writes Kristen Hubert at Shelter Scotland. These are all great successes that show improvements on where we w

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