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Rent increase postponed by Govan Housing Association

Govan Housing Association has revealed it will suspend its agreed rent increase in light of the current coronavirus circumstances but rent rises at two north east local authorities will go ahead as planned.

Published 3 April 2020

Evictions can still be carried out during lockdown, Greens warn

Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman has warned that tenants served eviction notices may still be cast out during the coronavirus lockdown after the party’s proposals to strengthen an emergency eviction ban were rejected by MSPs.

Published 3 April 2020

Collette Miller: How can social landlords sign up new tenants during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and should they?

Harper Macleod partner Collette Miller offers some practical guidance for social landlords looking to sign up new tenants during the current pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group progress report

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has provided a progress report on the work of the Social Housing Resilience Group.

Published 3 April 2020

Chancellor announces further support for UK businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies.

Published 3 April 2020

Homeless Action Scotland: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill 2020

With emergency legislation being passed in the Scottish Parliament this week, Homeless Action Scotland’s policy manager takes a quick look at what this means for the sector and some of the challenges services might face in the future.

Published 3 April 2020

River Clyde Homes distributes excess office furniture to charities

River Clyde Homes Group has ensured its old furniture has been reused following its recent move to new offices in Greenock.

Published 3 April 2020

Fife Housing Group donates £4,000 to support local food banks

Fife Housing Group has donated a total of £4,000 to three of the centres providing assistance to those most in need within their local communities.

Published 3 April 2020

Neil Casey: COVID-19 - emergency changes to housing legislation in Scotland

Neil Casey at Shepherd and Wedderburn guides landlords through the emergency changes to housing legislation in Scotland.

Published 3 April 2020

Women in housing Scotland Conference – interesting, informative and FUN!

SHARE’s first Woman in housing Scotland conference took place in Glasgow on 8th March and was fully subscribed.

Published 3 April 2020

Developers appeal against refusal of homes in Cambusbarron

Barratt Homes West Scotland has lodged an appeal against Stirling Council’s refusal for 265 new homes to be built in Cambusbarron.

Published 3 April 2020

Human Appeal delivers help across Glasgow as part of coronavirus emergency campaign

Since launching its COVID-19 emergency campaign to raise funds for people facing the coronavirus across the globe, volunteers from Human Appeal have been busy distributing food and household items to vulnerable people across Glasgow, to make sure they have what they need at this even more challenging time.

Published 3 April 2020

Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Glasgow the Caring City getting soap to people across Scotland

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is helping charity Glasgow the Caring City get soap to people in former mining communities across Scotland to support the ongoing battle against coronavirus.

Published 3 April 2020

Coronavirus delays roll-out of devolved benefits

Devolved benefits due to be rolled-out later this year have been delayed due to the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s social security services.

Published 2 April 2020

Private landlords to be offered interest-free loan fund to ease rent difficulties

The Scottish Government is to establish a fund for private landlords who experience difficulty securing rent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 2 April 2020