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Tenant’s appeal to recover £14,000 deposit from landlord rejected by Upper Tribunal

A “low income” tenant who sued his former landlord for repayment of his deposit of almost £14,000 on the basis that the pre-payment arrangement was a “requirement” that was “imposed” upon him has had his appeal dismissed.

Published 19 February 2020

West Lothian Council sets £100m housing budget

West Lothian Council will spend over £100 million over the next three years to increase and improve its existing housing stock.

Published 19 February 2020

Regulator revises engagement plan for Thistle Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its engagement plan for Thistle Housing Association after the RSL selected Sanctuary Scotland as its preferred transfer partner.

Published 19 February 2020

Work begins on new affordable homes for Inverkeithing

Fife Council has marked the start of construction of new council homes in Inverkeithing.

Published 19 February 2020

Urgent flood defence repairs undertaken to protect SBHA properties

Scottish Borders Council is undertaking urgent repair works to the Jed Water flood defence in Jedburgh following damage caused during the recent stormy weather.

Published 19 February 2020

UK-wide innovation programme launched to encourage housing collaboration

Hundreds of housing associations from every part of the UK have come together to launch an ambitious innovation programme to tackle the biggest challenges in the sector.

Published 19 February 2020

Yoric Irving-Clarke: Making better use of evidence to end homelessness

Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke from the CIH policy and practice team takes a look at the launch of the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s updated SHARE framework.

Published 19 February 2020

Value of social security benefits 'worth 88% of pre-Universal Credit days'

Benefit claimants are getting less money in real terms than they were when Universal Credit was introduced in 2013, according to calculations made by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 19 February 2020

Dundee outlines £16.8m savings target ahead of budget

Dundee City Council could be faced with making savings of £16.8 million to achieve a balanced budget for the financial year 2020-21.

Published 19 February 2020

Travel back 100 years with Speakeasy Charity Dinner for Rock Trust

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has invited people to enter the gritty world of 1920s flat caps, con-artists and fortune tellers, at their Speakeasy Charity Dinner.

Published 19 February 2020

Phil Anderson Financial Services donates £1,000 to Aberdeen Cyrenians

North east-based Phil Anderson Financial Services has donated £1,000 to Aberdeen Cyrenians after it matched a donation made by Skipton Building Society.

Published 19 February 2020

Rural 4G programme delivers first mast

Residents in New Luce, Wigtownshire, are the first in Scotland to benefit from a programme to provide 4G to areas with no mobile coverage from any operator.

Published 19 February 2020

Former Greenock school site transformed into 36 new affordable homes

The first phase of Oak Tree Housing Association’s ambitious plan to deliver 200 affordable homes across Greenock has been completed with the opening of Auchmead Road.

Published 18 February 2020

Home Group Scotland's Springburn Way nominated for Affordable Housing Development of the Year

Home Group Scotland’s Springburn Way, a £5.6 million regeneration project in the inner-city district of Springburn, has been nominated for Affordable Housing Development of the Year in the Scottish Housing Awards.

Published 18 February 2020

Digital inclusion project launched in Aberdeenshire

A tenant participation group at Castlehill Housing Association has devised a pilot initiative to help residents at one of its sheltered housing schemes get online.

Published 18 February 2020