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Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how Scots law is holding back "later living" developments.

Published 2 August 2019

Young people graduate from ng homes’ first Youth Activate course

ng homes has worked in partnership with the University of Glasgow over the past eight years to deliver the Activate Community Development programme in North Glasgow.

Published 2 August 2019

Manchester pilots ban on short-term lets at new development

Manchester City Council has introduced a ban to prevent buyers of homes at a new development from sub-letting the properties or selling them to private landlords.

Published 2 August 2019

Fundraiser and campaign event held to help prevent Serco evictions

The 'No Evictions' movement fighting against the Serco evictions of people living in asylum accommodation has created a fundraiser GoFundMe page with the monetary aim of reaching £1,000 to aid their campaign.

Published 2 August 2019

Hazel Davies: The renaissance in urban living

After a century of flight to the suburbs, urban living has come into vogue for a variety of reasons. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores further.

Published 2 August 2019

George Clarke highlights 'council house scandal' in Channel 4 programme

This week Channel 4 aired a programme in which architect and television presenter George Clarke aimed to highlight the current 'British Council House Scandal'.

Published 2 August 2019

Bethany kicks off Edinburgh Fringe Festival in style

Homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust is hosting a vintage fair at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in an attempt to provide aid to homeless people in the city.

Published 2 August 2019

Social housing professionals urged to put safety first in wasp season

Trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is flagging up safety issues surrounding wasps in social housing environments.

Published 2 August 2019

Regulator publishes report on outcome of Kincardine intervention

Serious organisational and financial failings led to Kincardine Housing Co-operative (KHC) becoming the first RSL to have its assets directly transferred to another association, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 1 August 2019

234-home New Fountainbridge secures planning approval

A new canal side development of 234 new homes for rent above six commercial units has been granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 1 August 2019

Grampian Housing Association subsidiary delivering high satisfaction

Staff at Grampian Housing Association’s leasing subsidiary, Let’s Choose, are celebrating after receiving excellent feedback from their tenants in an independent survey.

Published 1 August 2019

Maggie Brünjes: SFHA and Homeless Network join up to Prioritise Prevention

Maggie Brünjes, who leads the Homeless Network, previews the charity’s upcoming annual conference and welcomes the SFHA as event partner.

Published 1 August 2019

SFHA updates Self-Assurance Toolkit

A new Self-Assurance Toolkit for all social housing providers and local authorities has been published by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 1 August 2019

Report: The private rented sector in the UK

With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 1 August 2019

Plans approved for housing redevelopment of historic Edinburgh school

Planning permission has been granted for the sensitive redevelopment of one of south Edinburgh’s best-known buildings and site of a former school for the blind.

Published 1 August 2019