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Inverclyde Common Housing Register landlords to resume property advertisements

Landlords on the Inverclyde Common Housing Register (ICHR) can start to advertise their available properties again as the coronavirus lockdown measures have been eased in Scotland. 

Published 29 June 2020

Cloch wins funding to distribute cook books to tenants

Tenants of Cloch Housing Association have been sent a pack with two cookbooks to encourage imagination, fun and nutrition with cheap healthy meals during these strange times.

Published 29 June 2020

TIS to develop toolkit aimed to support restart of engagement and participation activities

The Tenants Information Service (TIS) has published a guide summarising findings from a tenant study aimed at supporting housing organisations to deliver fit-for-purpose, strategic plans for long-term digital engagement.

Published 29 June 2020

Ipsos MORI seeks landlords’ views on Universal Credit Scottish Choices

Independent research agency Ipsos MORI is conducting research on behalf of the Scottish Government on the Universal Credit Scottish Choices scheme, which includes an option for tenants on Universal Credit to choose to have their housing cost element paid directly to their landlord.

Published 29 June 2020

Kevin Stewart MSP: What kind of Scotland do we want to see post-lockdown?

In the first in a series of blogs about how planning can respond to new and old challenges, planning minister Kevin Stewart offers some thoughts about recent events and what the future might bring for our places and people.

Published 29 June 2020

New construction director Craig Giblett joins Hart Builders

Hart Builders has appointed Craig Giblett as construction director.

Published 29 June 2020

McGill wins plumbing and electrical contract at Robertson development

Dundee-based construction and building services company McGill has been awarded a contract to deliver the design and installation of plumbing and electrical works at the Royal View development in Leith.

Published 29 June 2020

Flats plan at Aberdeen’s Greyfriars House recommended for approval

Plans to demolish and transform a former office block in Aberdeen into 140 flats could receive the green light this week.

Published 29 June 2020

Scottish residential property market set to re-open ‘with a bang’

Estates agents are preparing for growing interest from buyers as Scotland’s housing market reopens today.

Published 29 June 2020

MSPs launch inquiry into Scotland's green recovery from COVID-19

Holyrood’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has launched an inquiry into how Scotland can ensure that a green, just and resilient recovery is central in its response to the social and economic challenges of the coronavirus health crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

And finally... IKEA wins approval to deliver first UK flat-pack homes

A housing developer jointly owned by IKEA has gained planning consent for its first housing development in the UK.

Published 29 June 2020

Oak Tree and Cloch unveil plans to part ways

Cloch Housing Association is to hold a ballot of its tenants to gain support with its bid to separate from parent organisation Oak Tree Housing Association.

Published 26 June 2020

Scottish Government set to clarify position on fire safety and electrical testing deadlines

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has collected evidence regarding the ability of landlords to meet deadlines with regards to fire safety, electrical testing, and EESSH; and fed into a communication which will be sent to social landlords from the housing minister, in the near future, to clarify the Scottish Government's position.

Published 26 June 2020

Hillcrest plans 20 new homes on ‘tricky’ Arbroath site

A derelict site in Arbroath could be set for 20 new homes under plans submitted on behalf of Hillcrest Homes.

Published 26 June 2020

Galashiels estate redevelopment proposals lodged by Waverley

Waverley Housing Association has submitted plans to renew the ageing Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels.

Published 26 June 2020