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Law Society of Scotland makes £780,000 payout to duped homebuyers

The Law Society of Scotland has made a £780,000 payout from its client protection fund to two homebuyers, 13 years after they were victims of a solicitor’s fraud which meant they did not own the Aberdeen flats they lived in, The Herald reports.

Published 19 April 2016

Profits soar at PRS specialist Sigma Capital Group

Profits at Edinburgh-based private rented sector (PRS) specialist Sigma Capital Group have risen almost ten-fold.

Published 19 April 2016

Poet Laureate to pen ode to old-fashioned gas and electric meters

The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is to write an ode to old-fashioned gas and electric meters as they face extinction, the BBC has reported.

Published 19 April 2016

£20m bond and bank debt refinance proves virtuous for Paragon

A new bond finance deal for Paragon Housing Association has paved the way for greater opportunities for registered social landlords (RSLs) to fund investment in new stock and diversify their business models.

Published 18 April 2016

Lib Dems pledge more homes for rent and ‘fair’ Scottish welfare system

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans to increase in housing supply by expanding the Housing Fund for Scotland model and tackle youth homelessness through mediation.

Published 18 April 2016

Mary Barbour Award launched by Parkhead Housing Association

Parkhead Housing Association is requesting nominations for an inaugural award which recognises the contribution women who follow in the footsteps of community campaigner Mary Barbour.

Published 18 April 2016

Work underway on 147 North Berwick homes

CALA Homes has started construction work at a new 147-home project in North Berwick.

Published 18 April 2016

Cunninghame marks completion of new Largs homes

Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA), working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government, has completed a new build development at Dippie Gardens, Waterside Street, Largs.

Published 18 April 2016

Residents urged to help shape North Ayrshire Council's housing strategy

Five surveys relating to different housing issues in North Ayrshire have went live to provide tenants with an opportunity to shape the local service.

Published 18 April 2016

Record month for Scottish Construction Now

The revamped website for our sister publication Scottish Construction Now is proving more popular than ever with its readers after attracting a record 39,000 unique visitors last month.

Published 18 April 2016

Green Deal cost £17,000 per household, finds watchdog

The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found.

Published 15 April 2016

Forty new affordable homes to be built in East Dunbartonshire

A development of 40 affordable homes launches this month in West Baldoran, Milton of Campsie.

Published 15 April 2016

Pennywell project receives Regeneration accolade at RICS Scotland Awards 2016

The Pennywell regeneration project in Edinburgh has scooped another award after a successful outing at the RICS Scotland Awards 2016.

Published 15 April 2016

Persimmon in strong position to continue growth

Housebuilder Persimmon has reported an 8 per cent increase in forward sales revenue to date this year with the average selling price up 5.8 per cent to circa £220,000.

Published 15 April 2016

Foodbank use ‘at a record high’ in Scotland

The use of foodbanks in Scotland remains at record levels, figures published by The Trussell Trust have revealed.

Published 15 April 2016