The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week. The Right to Buy scheme will end at midnight on Sunday, marking the end of a two-year notice period after Scottish MPs voted to abolish it.
Court of Session A housing association pursuing a claim for damages against a sub-contractor has successfully applied to rectify a contract following a dispute about the identification of the company which granted it a warranty.
Horizon Housing Association is working in partnership with Stirling University on a pilot study for new research into the allocation of adapted social housing to disabled people. The study, being carried out by Stirling University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, has been co-produced by a research te
The number of homes registered by Scottish local authorities in the second quarter of 2016 was 3,015, a 6.8 per cent fall on the 3,237 a year ago, according to NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics. The 12,275 new home registrations for the rolling 12 months July 2015 – June 2016 also d
A DBS affordable housing development in Narol Following a trip to India earlier this year, CIH South East international group's Vipul Thacker guest blogs about what we can learn from the country's efforts to improve its affordable housing offer.
West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has announced the appointment of Carillion to deliver their day-to-day repairs contract from August 1. The contract builds on the existing relationship with Carillion which currently provides a high level of customer service delivering WSHA’s planned mai
An artist’s impression of South Ugie Village from 2013 Plans have emerged for a proposed expansion of Peterhead to potentially include a new railway station as councillors delayed making a decision on the project.
It’s that time of year again for the housing sector to dust off its very best ideas and projects and get applying for CIH Scotland's annual hunt for the best of Scottish housing. But it’s not just all about the organisations as the award categories also celebrate the contribution of individuals
An innovative new housing development is giving people in Dundee the chance to benefit from life enhancing and money saving features which could become common place in affordable housing in the near future. The 21 innovative homes, which offer free broadband and access to the UK’s first non-profit
A drop in private and public housebuilding has contributed to a slowdown in Scottish the construction sector as a whole, according to new research published today. The latest UK Construction Market Survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported that growth in construction wor