Clan Childlaw, Scotland's law centre for children and young people, has highlighted concerns about proposed changes to homelessness legislation.
Detailing analysis in a quarterly report from Landmark Information Group, Richard Hepburn, managing director of Millar & Bryce, delivers a snapshot of the Scottish property market. 2021 was a challenging year for the Scottish property industry, so most of us were cautious in our hopes
Professor Mark Stephens and Dr Rod Hick explain the development of comparative housing research and suggest that care must be taken when seeking to learn lessons from other countries. In 1933 a delegation of councillors from Leeds visited Vienna seeking solutions to the city’s housing problem.
In the latest in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion blog series from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Paul Willis, Brian Beach and the DICE team from Housing LIN explain that housing schemes for older people help to alleviate loneliness, however,
Edinburgh Poverty Commission member and former Link Group chief executive Craig Sanderson makes the case for a clear definition of the term 'affordable' housing. As usual, David Bookbinder gets to the heart of an issue in his piece on 13th April - 'Talk of a unified rental sector is pie in the sky'.
Ash Sheikh, sales and marketing director of Muir Homes, describes how developers are factoring in the needs of home workers into the designs of new homes. Homeworking or a combination of work split between home and office is here to stay. All the evidence points to the hybrid work pattern remaining,
With new heat and smoke alarm legislation coming into effect in February and changes to fire standards within Scottish building regulations likely to be made later this year, Chris McGinn at PfH Scotland believes there are three priorities that housing providers in Scotland must focus on. Fire
Rural Housing Scotland CEO, Derek Logie, reflects on the need to develop new approaches to solve the long-standing housing issues that are driving a youth exodus from our rural areas.
Outlining the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations' response to the Scottish Government's Rented Sector Strategy consultation, director David Bookbinder argues that the notion of a unified rental sector is wishful thinking with little grounding in reality. At any
National director of CIH Scotland Callum Chomczuk considers the opportunities presented by the Scottish Government's draft rented sector strategy. The Scottish Government’s proposed rented sector strategy is a welcome opportunity to improve standards and tenant experiences across both the
As part of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) equality, diversity and inclusion series, guest author Lisa Vine reflects on the increase in LGBT+ specific housing in the UK, highlighting the need for housing providers to create homes and communities that are not only safe s
Ryan Fletcher, managing director at Cullross Ltd and senior director at jmarchitects, looks at developing new homes for the future and the important role that modern methods of construction, including off-site units, are playing. I have been in and around building sites since I was a boy and ha
Stacey Dingwall, senior policy manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), discusses the limitations of the Draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consulta
David Bookbinder, director of Glasgow and West of Scotland Housing Forum, argues that the regulatory requirement to collect swathes of equalities data is in danger of diverting attention from developing the best possible policies and services. So as a social landlord, do you know how many of your te
Kirsty Morrison, interim CEO of Albyn Housing Society, discusses how the cost of living crisis is having an even greater impact on Highland residents who have the highest energy costs per unit in the UK. As inflation rises beyond 6%, the soaring cost of living is becoming a real crisis. Many of our