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Everyone Home unveils ‘triple-lock’ of homelessness mitigation measures in second Route Map

The Everyone Home Collective of influential charity and academic sector organisations working to end homelessness will start consulting from Monday on the second in a series of Route Maps designed to permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Published 11 August 2020

Abertay begins housing development at former Dundee primary school site

Work to deliver 43 affordable homes on the site of a former primary school in Dundee is now under way, Abertay Housing Association has confirmed.

Published 11 August 2020

JR Group delivers affordable homes in Wishaw

JR Group has successfully delivered 30 affordable homes on East Academy Street in Wishaw as it awaits a decision on plans for 12 more flats in the town.

Published 11 August 2020

Govan Law Centre increases pressure over Fair Rents Bill

Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases.

Published 11 August 2020

Unemployment figures ‘further evidence of need for eviction measures’

Scotland's unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points to 4.5% from April to June this year, leading to further calls for the extension of eviction prevention measures.

Published 11 August 2020

Renfrewshire music instrument library kept alive thanks to vital funding

Vital funding of £6,304 distributed by Linstone Housing on behalf of the Scottish Government has kept the music playing for Renfrewshire borrowers at Scotland’s 'musical instrument library'.

Published 11 August 2020

Allan Munro Construction secures six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland

Highland property developer Allan Munro Construction is set to launch the first five units of a 38-plot development despite months of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland.

Published 11 August 2020

Moda bids to become greenest build-to-rent operator with Utopi partnership

Build-to-rent property operator Moda Living has announced a partnership with Hamilton-based technology firm Utopi to build a complete digital infrastructure and optimise smart building technology across Moda’s entire development portfolio.

Published 11 August 2020

£10m fund to help apprentices return to work

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a £10 million package of measures to recruit and retain apprentices, including additional funding for the Scottish Government’s Adopt an Apprentice programme.

Published 11 August 2020

Town & Country Property Auctions forms strategic partnership with Matheson Damp Services

These days when buying or selling a pre-owned property, it is important to know if there are any issues with rising damp, dry rot, wet rot, woodworm infestation, condensation/mould and water penetration. It is also important to realise that all these issues are fixable often for minimal outlay.

Published 11 August 2020

350 eviction notices served by landlords since lockdown

Landlords in Scotland have served 350 notices instructing people to leave their homes since the beginning of lockdown, exacerbating fears of a “tidal wave of evictions” when courts re-open.

Published 10 August 2020

Regulator publishes updated coronavirus advice for RSL governing bodies

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated advice for RSL governing bodies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

12 new affordable homes handed over to Barrhead Housing Association

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Barrhead Housing Association have confirmed that construction work on 12 new affordable homes for social rent, which are located off Neilston Road in Neilston, are now almost complete and just over half the new tenants have now moved into their new home.

Published 10 August 2020

CIH Scotland submits response to finance and constitution committee pre-budget scrutiny

CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital contribution that the housing sector can make towards building back better after the pandemic and the steps needed to stop a spike in evictions.

Published 10 August 2020

Everyone Home Collective mounts pressure on MSPs to extend eviction protections

Organisations representing the Everyone Home Collective have written to MSPs asking them to back the extension of emergency legislation on evictions to April 2021.

Published 10 August 2020