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Edinburgh council to become private landlord

City of Edinburgh Council is set to become the first local authority in Scotland to become a private landlord if plans currently under consideration go ahead.

Published 16 April 2015

Call to allow Traveller site in the north east

Community councillors have called for a rejected planning application for a Traveller site to be reconsidered by Aberdeenshire Council.

Published 16 April 2015

SFHA hustings to take place in Edinburgh

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is hosting a hustings event tonight in the Edinburgh South constituency, where candidates will go head-to-head with housing perspectives on additional powers for Scotland.

Published 16 April 2015

Stonehaven development plan goes on display

Aberdeenshire Council's proposed local development plan for Stonehaven and the surrounding area has been put out to consultation with the local community.

Published 16 April 2015

Trust Housing Association creates training video

Trust Housing Association has released a new 'Personal Plan' video to communicate with staff and advise them on how to carry out their work.

Published 16 April 2015

Community council cash boost for clean-up

A community clean-up and crackdown on fly-tipping in Maryhill was made possible after Maryhill Housing Association helped the community council apply for funding.

Published 16 April 2015

Anger as Scots Tories defend Right to Buy expansion

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (pictured) has launched a fierce defence of Right to Buy as prime minister David Cameron announced plans to "radically expand" the scheme in England.

Published 15 April 2015

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Published 15 April 2015

Consultation meeting planned for Fife social homes

Local people will attend a public consultation event next week as Fife Council considers plans to create new homes for social rent in Leven.

Published 15 April 2015

Dumfries councillor attacks cuts to bedroom tax support

A councillor on Dumfries and Galloway Council has criticised the Scottish Government for cutting its contribution to the council's discretionary housing payment (DHP) fund.

Published 15 April 2015

Glasgow to introduce spot checks on HMO landlords

Spot checks and bans on collecting rent are being deployed as part of a Glasgow City Council initiative to crack down on landlords running an HMO without a license.

Published 15 April 2015

England: Green manifesto promises 500,000 homes

The Green Party of England and Wales has launched a manifesto with "policies to make housing affordable and sustainable, to make sure there is enough to go round, and to provide better quality and greater security in the private rented sector".

Published 15 April 2015

Maryhill HA secures funding for financial inclusion work

Tenants of Maryhill Housing Association are set to benefit from the continued work of its Financial Inclusion Service following new grants.

Published 15 April 2015

Graeme Russell steps down from Dunedin Canmore

Graeme Russell, housing services director at the Dunedin Canmore Group has left the housing association after 32 years of service.

Published 14 April 2015

Dundee councillors to revisit Western Gateway plan

Councillors in Dundee will have a second opportunity to vote on a planning application for development of 365 new homes at the western edge of the city.

Published 14 April 2015