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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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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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Legislative changes that prevent the exploitation of tenants are a no-brainer, explains Neil McInnes, director of Umega Lettings. For almost ten years, I’ve been a letting agent and property manager in Edinburgh. During this time, I’ve been responsible for thousands of professional and student t

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Links St, Kirkcaldy The steel sculpture was commissioned through Andy Scott and is based on the history of Kirkcaldy. The design is inspired by the Links Market and two of Kirkcaldy’s famous sons, Architect Robert Adam and Sir Sandford Fleming who was a major pioneer of Canada’s railways, invent

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John Alexander Fresh thinking, a change in attitude and a frank discussion. This is what is required if we are to seriously change the way in which local authorities deal with the travelling community and the associated public outcry, Councillor John Alexander tells Scottish Housing News.

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Jimmy Black You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent"

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