CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

CIH Scotland appoints Donna Bogdanovic as new board member

CIH Scotland has appointed Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to its board.

Published 11 September 2019

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019

CIH Scotland highlights ‘vital contribution’ of housing sector

In its response to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee’s call for evidence on the long-term financial sustainability of local government, CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital contribution that the housing sector makes towards achieving all of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes.

Published 26 August 2019

Ashley Campbell: A new Framework for supporting people living with dementia

CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell, outlines a new framework, developed in partnership with CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub and Alzheimer Scotland, which aims to help housing organisations record the work they are already doing to support people living with dementia and identify areas where they need to do more.

Published 21 August 2019

CIH Scotland interviews Scottish Housing Regulator chair George Walker

In this new interview for CIH Scotland, George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator, offers his thoughts on the new regulatory framework for social housing which came into force in April 2019.

Published 21 August 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes proposals to improve temporary accommodation standards

Proposals to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation are to be supported but the Scottish Government must provide adequate support, resources and time for local authorities to meet new obligations, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

Callum Chomczuk: Scottish Housing Day 2019 makes the case for housing as a human right

Ahead of this year's Scottish Housing Day on September 18th, CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk explores the possibilities for creating a human rights based approach to housing in Scotland in this new blog.

Published 7 August 2019

Regulations for short-term lets ‘must be proportionate and enforceable’, says CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has welcomed proposals for a flexible regulatory system for short-term lets that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors, but has raised concerns about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.

Published 22 July 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings

CIH Scotland has welcomed the publication of revised fire safety guidance for landlords but called for the Scottish Government to ensure that fire safety messages for residents are clear and consistent in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

Published 17 July 2019

Consultation reveals support for changes to intentionality homelessness legislation

New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 11 July 2019

CIH Scotland responds to consultations on HMOs and new public health body

The establishment of a new public health body and proposals to improve houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) for contract and transient workers have been welcomed by CIH Scotland.

Published 9 July 2019

Gavin Smith returns to CIH Scotland board

CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith to the Scotland board.

Published 25 June 2019

CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency

CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

Published 18 June 2019

2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications

The 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

Published 13 June 2019