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Return to pre-recession housebuilding levels ‘could create 40,000 Scottish jobs’

Homes for Scotland has highlighted a major research report which identified that nearly 40,000 new jobs could be generated by the end of the next Scottish Parliament if home building levels in Scotland were to return to pre-recession levels.

Published 20 January 2016

Aberdeenshire Council to tender for housing energy efficiency works

Council houses across Aberdeenshire are to receive an energy efficiency boost with the installation of solar panels.

Published 20 January 2016

New tool launched to help landlords lobby against tenancy reform

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new online lobbying tool to help landlords in Scotland fight proposed reforms to tenancy agreements.

Published 20 January 2016

North Lanarkshire Council leader to step down

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim McCabe has announced he is to stand down from the position he has held since 1998.

Published 20 January 2016

Blog: Tenants bill risks wrecking student sector

For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, according to PRS 4 Scotland spokesman Dan Cookson.

Published 20 January 2016

Scottish Government to introduce 49 amendments to ‘strengthen’ Land Reform Bill

Land reform minister Aileen McLeod will today move 49 amendments to the Land Reform Bill, which she said would ensure the proposals are “far-reaching and best-deliver for the people of Scotland”.

Published 20 January 2016

First minister unveils commemorative plaque for New Gorbals resident

First minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP dropped by the Gorbals Riverside area to unveil a commemorative plaque honoring and celebrating the work of local man and New Gorbals Housing Association resident Joe Biggam.

Published 20 January 2016

CALA to build over 50 homes in Midlothian

Planning permission has been granted for a new development of over 50 homes in Midlothian.

Published 20 January 2016

Home buying barriers frustrate a third of private renters

One in three private tenants has put their plans to buy on hold and remained in rented accommodation longer than planned, according to new research.

Published 20 January 2016

RICS calls for new government to increase housing supply across Scotland

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to launch its manifesto tomorrow which will call for essential changes to Scotland’s property sector.

Published 19 January 2016

MoD to release a dozen sites for housing

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced the release of 12 major sites for sale, including Craigiehall in Edinburgh, to provide land for up to 15,000 new homes.

Published 19 January 2016

New homes created in Stirling

Five new properties for Stirling Council tenants have been completed as part of a new housing development in Cambusbarron.

Published 19 January 2016

Blog: Private Rented Sector reforms still put landlords and investors first

Welcome as they are, the Scottish Government’s package of reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) just don’t go far enough, writes Tony Cain, policy manager for the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

Published 19 January 2016

Affordable housing funding boost for Aberdeenshire

Work to increase Aberdeenshire Council’s supply of affordable housing has received an extra boost with an allocation of £3.2 million from council reserves, and over £200,000 from developer contributions.

Published 19 January 2016

Comic Relief commits £70,000 to help communities affected by flooding

Flood-hit communities in Scotland will receive a £70,000 boost from Comic Relief.

Published 19 January 2016