Nicola Sturgeon First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
The Scottish Government overrules local authorities more often than not when applicants take their planning permission appeals to ministers, according to new figures. Statistics compiled by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) have revealed that 77 of the 145 planning appeals so far th
Kay Blair The performance of Scottish social landlords can now be compared using simple charts and graphs thanks to the latest landlord reports and a new tool from the Scottish Housing Regulator.
John Blackwood Tax changes from the UK government could result in an increase in private rents and leave tenants facing homelessness, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned.
(from left) Bill Banks (chief exec Kingdom Housing), Sir Peter Erskine (Rural Property & Business Association), Cllr Judy Hamilton (front), Carole Miller (Scottish Association of Landlords) and Tom Allan (chairperson FFOTRA) Fife Housing Partnership (FHP) members have signed a new agreement whic
Nicola Sturgeon, Patrick McGrath SHA director and Dorothy Murray SHA management committee chairperson First minister Nicola Sturgeon joined past and present residents of a Glasgow housing estate yesterday to celebrate the demolition of problem deck access housing.
The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2016-17 will not be published until after the UK government’s spending review in late November, it has emerged. The draft budget – which is usually published in September – has been pushed back due to uncertainty over the block grant for Scotland, w
Tom Brown Attendees at Ochil View Housing Association’s Annual General Meeting were told of the organisation’s excellent results for the financial year 2014/2015.
Councillor Neil Cooney Aberdeen City Council is helping property owners make essential repairs to flatted buildings in an initiative that is improving the city's private housing stock.
The delegation along with staff from West Lothian Council and Hanover A delegation of civil servants from Varde in south west Denmark were guests at Colinshiel Court in Armadale.
St Andrew’s View A new housing development in Bearsden has been shortlisted for another two top property awards.
A proportion of a £1.7 million pot is up for grabs for West Dunbartonshire communities keen to make a difference to their town centres. The Scottish Government funding has been made available via the Town Centre Communities Capital Fund.
The United Nations (UN) are to investigate the UK government’s welfare reforms following a complaint that there had “grave and systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights, it has been reported. Disability charity Inclusion Scotland said that they have been contacted by the UN Co
A new campaign group is putting forward a framework for Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) which it said will serve tenants and addresses the country’s chronic lack of housing. PRS 4 Scotland is calling for two new tenancy agreements to take account of the flexibility wanted by some tenants
Maggie Chapman A policy motion supporting rent controls in Scotland is due to be debated at the Scottish Green Party Conference in Glasgow this October.