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Living Rent Campaign hands in 8,000 strong petition calling for rent controls

The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess.

Published 30 July 2015

MSP marks start of new £3m Ayr affordable housing development

John Scott MSP helped cut the first sod at a new development which will provide 28 high quality amenity and general needs homes for rent in Ayr.

Published 30 July 2015

England: Parliament committee launch inquiry into future of housing associations

The UK Parliament’s communities and local government (CLG) committee has announced an inquiry into the viability and sustainability of housing associations in England.

Published 30 July 2015

New interim director of housing services at Bield

Bield has announced the appointment of Graeme Russell as its new interim director of housing services.

Published 29 July 2015

Blog: ‘Generation rent’ is an opportunity for Scotland

Last week’s media coverage of rising house costs and predictions of a growing private rental sector has again brought the issue of Scotland’s housing needs into focus. But while public perception traditionally favours home ownership, a stronger private rental sector will benefit all of Scotland’s residents, writes Heather Pearson.

Published 29 July 2015

Call for housebuilders to adhere to minimum room sizes

Housebuilders should adopted a voluntary code to end “rabbit hutch housing”, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Published 29 July 2015

Maryhill Housing Association and Action for Children give young people taste of work

Maryhill Housing Association is doing its bit to help young people work towards a bright future.

Published 29 July 2015

Tenants invited to have their say on Crombie affordable housing plans

Members of the public are being given the chance to discuss a proposal for new affordable housing at Main Road in Crombie.

Published 29 July 2015

Welsh government urged to follow Scottish lead on ‘bedroom tax’

An influential assembly committee has called on the Welsh Government to look again at whether it should follow the Scottish model of ‘bedroom tax’ mitigation.

Published 29 July 2015

Homeless hostel plan for former Glasgow pub

A Glasgow pub once owned by Celtic legend Billy McNeill could be turned into a homeless hostel.

Published 29 July 2015

Call for private rental sector reform as Edinburgh prices increase by 9 per cent

The cost of renting private sector accommodation in Edinburgh has prompted fresh calls for the introduction of rent controls.

Published 29 July 2015

STV turns the cameras on Thenue project

A trail-blazing eco initiative in Glasgow’s Cranhill community led by Thenue Housing was the focus on STV Glasgow on Tuesday.

Published 29 July 2015

Chapelton community puts down roots

Residents of Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, have marked their arrival by planting more than 500 trees, sowing the seeds of a new woodland five miles from the edge of Aberdeen.

Published 29 July 2015

Over 150,000 households given Scottish Welfare Fund assistance

More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 28 July 2015

Average house price in Scotland reaches £168,000

The average price for a house sold in Scotland was 3.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2015-16 than compared to the same period last year, according to new figures.

Published 28 July 2015