Opinion

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Shelter Scotland's assistant director for communication & advocacy, Gordon MacRae, said last week's report from the Homelessness Prevention Review Group will not necessarily safeguard and enhance existing homelessness rights and protections. Last week’s publication of the report

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Growing awareness of environmental issues will encourage builders and developers to make new homes ever greener in the coming years and decades. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, identifies four main areas by which tomorrow’s homes will reduce their envi

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Beginning in late 2019, the Scotland Prevention Review Group has taken forward the work of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) and the subsequent Scottish Government / COSLA Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, to recommend new legal duties on councils and public bodies to

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Steve Rolfe and Kim McKee (University of Stirling) present an overview of a new research report that they have produced, along with Tom Simcock, Julie Feather and Jenny Hoolachan, which considers what landlords can do to make their tenants feel more at home in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

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Eileen Barr, a solicitor in TC Young’s Social Housing Team, outlines what can be learned from a recent decision notice by Scottish Information Commissioner on a Registered Social Landlord's (RSL's) handling of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. The Scottish Information Commissioner (

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Womble Bond Dickinson partner Simon Lewis on the continuing discussion around building safety, and particularly the replacement of combustible cladding. The UK Government’s February 2021 announcement on support measures for affected buildings came against a backdrop of increasing pressure to i

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Will Scarlett from Scarlett Land and Development on the rise of Build to Rent (BTR) and its suburban expansion. It is no secret that we are in a housing crisis. Planners and politicians alike are increasingly interested in innovative solutions to provide affordable accommodation that offers quality

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With new regulations on short-term lets set to be put before the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee next month, Scottish Land & Estates has teamed up with other organisations to state their case against the proposals. Proposals for new regulations on shor

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