CIH Scotland

First letting agents graduate from new training course

The first letting agents to have completed a new training course designed to improve services for tenants and landlords have been celebrated at the largest annual gathering of the sector.

Published 22 May 2017

CIH campaign to ensure local council candidates have a handle on housing

CIH Scotland is urging members to take the opportunity to challenge campaigning local council election candidates on their housing priorities over the next few weeks to ensure they have a handle on housing issues specific to their area.

Published 18 April 2017

Blog: New Scottish Social Housing Charter places important new emphasis on tenant scrutiny

As a new revised Scottish Social Housing Charter comes into force, CIH Scotland's deputy director Marian Reid blogs about the important new emphasis on tenant scrutiny.

Published 13 April 2017

Getting planning system right ‘crucial’ to meeting 50,000 affordable homes target

Successful reform of Scotland’s planning system will be crucial if the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by the end of the current Scottish Parliament is to be met, CIH Scotland has said.

Published 5 April 2017

2017 Scottish Housing Day aims to help public make informed housing choices

This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced.

Published 28 March 2017

Blog: Assessing the impact of LHA caps for young people living in Scotland

By Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland

Published 27 March 2017

Housing ‘has critical role’ in addressing dementia as new Scottish cases forecast to rise by 17%

As the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia is predicted to rise to 19,473 every year by 2020, a new report has concluded that the housing sector has a critical role to play in meeting the needs of people living with the condition.

Published 16 March 2017

Mid-market rent research reveals high tenant satisfaction but limited awareness

New research into mid-market rent (MMR) has found high satisfaction levels among tenants living in the properties but there is still limited awareness among many people about what mid-market rent is, the potential benefits it offers and whether it might be an option open to them.

Published 16 March 2017

Housing minister launches scrutiny guide for social tenants and landlords

A best practice guide to embedding tenant scrutiny in social housing has been officially launched by Scottish Government minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart.

Published 15 March 2017

CIH Scotland appoints three new Board members

CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of three new Board members as its annual housing festival got underway at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow yesterday.

Published 15 March 2017

Practical guide aims to reconnect public health and housing professionals

The Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has produced a new practical guide to help improve collaboration between people working within the public health and housing fields.

Published 14 March 2017

Universal Credit increases risk of homelessness and rent arrears, warns CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns about the negative social impact and spiralling costs of implementing Universal Credit.

Published 13 March 2017

CIH Scotland reaffirms opposition to extending FOI legislation to RSLs

CIH Scotland has outlined its concerns about the implications of extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 28 February 2017

Blog: Scotland’s Housing Festival 2017

Published 28 February 2017

CIH Scotland welcomes new clarification on registration of letting agents

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has welcomed the publication of new guidance on registration of letting agents ahead of the new code of practice coming into force next year.

Published 27 February 2017