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City deals ‘positive for economy’ but lack measures of success

City deals have been positive for Scotland's economy but the Scottish Government does not have a plan to measure their overall long-term success, according to a report by the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland.

Published 16 January 2020

British Pest Control Association issues mouse infestation guide

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published a new document with an accompanying video providing expert advice to housing providers on how to deal with a mouse infestation.

Published 16 January 2020

First-tier Tribunal for Scotland makes first unlawful eviction decision

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has awarded £18,000 in damages to a tenant who was unlawfully evicted from their Glasgow flat in 2015, the first decision of its kind to come out of the FtT.

Published 15 January 2020

Heather Kiteley to succeed Keith Anderson at Port of Leith Housing Association Group

Heather Kiteley will become the chief executive of the Port of Leith Housing Association Group (PoLHA Group) when Keith Anderson retires in May.

Published 15 January 2020

Shelter Scotland hails ‘major victory’ as it drops Glasgow homelessness legal action

Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 15 January 2020

Mike Dailly calls for government to prioritise PRS regulation amid £18,000 damages victory

The Scottish Government must prioritise regulation of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) to prevent further human misery, according to Mike Dailly.

Published 15 January 2020

Government to implement final homelessness action plan recommendations this year

Efforts to eradicate homelessness will be stepped up in 2020 as all measures in the £50 million Ending Homelessness Action Plan are progressed, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 15 January 2020

Jon Sparkes: Progress made on tackling homelessness

CEO of Crisis and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group Jon Sparkes marks the progress made since the launch of the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 15 January 2020

SFHA launches new innovation hub

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched an Innovation Hub as part of its Innovation and Future Thinking Programme.

Published 15 January 2020

Angus Council energy team helps residents stay warm and save money

Angus Council's HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Team) project is helping local residents to stay warm and save money. 

Published 15 January 2020

Langstane Housing Association makes Chritsmas donation to AberNecessities

Staff at Langstane Housing Association were given the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive Langstane’s Christmas donation in lieu of sending traditional cards.

Published 15 January 2020

Developer brings forward detailed application for Rubislaw Quarry PRS flats project

Canadian real estate firm Carttera has this week lodged full plans for its revised housing development at Aberdeen’s Rubislaw Quarry.

Published 15 January 2020

CCG Homes welcomes housing minister to flagship development

Minister for local government, housing and planning Kevin Stewart MSP visited CCG Homes’ flagship development Riverford Gardens this week as work continues on the final range of private homes.

Published 15 January 2020

Surveys reveal landowners and communities both value engagement

Knowledge about land ownership and plans for land use differ between rural and urban communities, a Scottish Land Commission survey has revealed.

Published 15 January 2020

Government lifts cap on Local Housing Allowance rates

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are to be increased to be in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate from April, the UK Government has confirmed.

Published 14 January 2020