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East Dunbartonshire leading the way in tackling housing tenancy fraud

East Dunbartonshire Council is the only local authority in Scotland to have reported instances of housing tenancy fraud to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal and to have criminal proceedings instigated as a result of their investigations.

Published 16 September 2015

Scotland’s university cities experience highest yields for landlords

Edinburgh has been ranked as the best city for buy-to-let investors in the UK, according to new research.

Published 16 September 2015

Rock Trust launches fundraising Sleep Out event

Hundreds of people from across central Scotland will spend the night together outdoors to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Published 16 September 2015

River Clyde Homes to host Broomhill free family fun day

River Clyde Homes (RCH) is holding a free family fun day on Saturday as part of its £26 million Broomhill regeneration project in Greenock.

Published 16 September 2015

Regulator extends statutory managerial appointment at Wellhouse

The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory appointment of a manager to Wellhouse Housing Association to protect tenants’ interests amid “serious” concerns over its governance and financial management.

Published 15 September 2015

New £224m scheme to tackle fuel poverty

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes.

Published 15 September 2015

Dunedin Canmore submits plans for Edinburgh homes

Dunedin Canmore has announced plans to build 24 homes for social rent in Edinburgh.

Published 15 September 2015

Green light for new Dumbarton flats

Plans to turn a former Dumbarton town centre office building into ten new flats have been approved by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 15 September 2015

Aberdeen to make sheltered housing charging policy changes

Aberdeen City Council is introducing a new charging policy for sheltered housing to ensure all tenants are paying the same amount for the same service.

Published 15 September 2015

HouseMark Scotland unveils interactive Scottish Charter platform

What can the Scottish Charter data tell you?

Published 15 September 2015

Nationwide Foundation launches new £1m empty properties funding programme

The Nationwide Foundation is launching a new £1 million funding programme to bring long-term empty properties back into use as homes for people in housing need.

Published 15 September 2015

TV star George Clarke joins search for Scotland’s empty homes champions

Nominations are being sought across Scotland to find the country’s empty homes champions.

Published 15 September 2015

Team Scotland’s Jamie ‘proud’ of Homeless World Cup achievement

While watching the Homeless World Cup matches taking place in Amsterdam this week, it is easy to forget that the players come from challenging environments. Often they face problems with substance abuse, violence and homelessness. The smiles on the pitch not only represent a goal scored or a match won, they are also a sign of regained hope.

Published 15 September 2015

England: First UK scheme to include community housing for people with sight loss approved

A pioneering residential scheme of 102 new homes in Redhill, Surrey which will integrate community housing for blind and partially sighted people with homes for private sale, has been granted planning consent.

Published 15 September 2015

Proceeds of Crime action nets two properties for social housing in Hamilton

Two properties which were recovered using the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 have been sold to South Lanarkshire Council for use as social housing.

Published 14 September 2015