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Landlords urged to use new procedure to maintain properties

Landlords are being urged to make use of a new procedure which will allow them to gain access to their properties to carry out essential work, helping to maintain the standards of stock in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland.

Published 1 December 2015

Scottish Government issued with final demand to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been issued with a ‘final demand’ to end fuel poverty by the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.

Published 1 December 2015

New homes bring boost to Aberdeenshire village community

A housing project which brought 12 families to an Aberdeenshire village has been praised by residents new and old.

Published 1 December 2015

Loretto Care wins ‘specialist service’ trophy at Scottish Care awards

A service which provides life-changing support for people with alcohol-related brain damage has picked up a top Scottish care award.

Published 1 December 2015

Eildon volunteers ‘make a difference’ at Ashkirk charity

Five staff from Eildon Housing Association reported to local charity Stable Life last week to give a half day’s voluntary work as part of the ‘Eildon Makes a Difference’ programme.

Published 1 December 2015

Decision on subsidy rates critical to building affordable homes, says GWSF

Capacity to help deliver the Scottish Government’s new target of 50,000 social and affordable homes over between 2016 and 2020 will depend on what ministers decide to do with new build subsidy rates, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 30 November 2015

South Lanarkshire appoints Lovell for £2.1m multi-storey upgrade

Housing refurbishment firm Lovell has been appointed by South Lanarkshire Council to carry out £2.1 million of improvement work to transform a multi-storey block of flats in Cambuslang.

Published 30 November 2015

Persimmon plans to build 80,000 homes over next five years

Persimmon has unveiled plans to build over 80,000 new homes across the UK in the next five years.

Published 30 November 2015

Governments commit to Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal

Partners behind the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal hope to have a deal agreed by early next year after both the UK and Scottish governments showed their commitment to the £1 billion project.

Published 30 November 2015

Council scheme to brighten up hundreds of West Lothian homes

West Lothian Council is to invest £900,000 in decorating the homes of tenants who are less able to do the work themselves.

Published 30 November 2015

Hundreds of new homes planned for Aberdeen telephone exchange

Plans have been revealed for hundreds of new homes, some of which will be affordable, on the site of a former BT telephone exchange in Aberdeen.

Published 30 November 2015

England: Survey unveils grave concerns over ‘pay to stay’ among housing professionals

The UK government’s ‘pay to stay’ policy will discourage people living in social housing from increasing their earnings or finding work, housing professionals fear.

Published 30 November 2015

Gok Wan joins ‘Slippers for Shelter’ campaign

Celebrity Gok Wan has called on members of the public to ‘get yer baffies oot’ in a bid to raise money for Shelter Scotland to help homeless and badly housed children and their families.

Published 30 November 2015

Scottish Housing Regulator presents Gypsy/Travellers report to Parliament

The Scottish Housing Regulator has given evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee which has been looking at issues facing Gypsy/Travellers.

Published 27 November 2015

Low-income working families on Universal Credit set to lose £1,300

Working households on Universal Credit are set to lose an average of £1,000 in 2020, rising to £1,300 for those with children, despite the welcome reversal of the main cuts to tax credits announced in the Spending Review.

Published 27 November 2015