CIH Scotland

Letting agents take action to drive rogues out of business

Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: What is mid market rent anyway?

Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland, blogs about newly commissioned research on mid-market rent, in partnership with Wheatley Group.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: Towards a digital nation: the switch to smart meters

As the national rollout of digital smart meters gets underway, Susanne Webster, policy and practice co-ordinator at CIH Scotland blogs about the potential impact and how the new meters can help us all make smarter energy choices.

Published 12 May 2016

CIH Scotland political blogs keep housing centre stage

CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections with the publication of a series of blogs from the five main political parties.

Published 29 April 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016

Blog: #useyourvote!

In the build up to the 2016 Scottish elections, Annie Mauger, executive director for the devolved nations at CIH, blogs on what we are asking of the election candidates in our Agenda for Change and what housing questions you might want to ask your local candidate too.

Published 13 April 2016

Housing implications in spotlight as health and social care integration goes live

As legislation to implement the integration of health and social care in Scotland comes into force today, housing professionals are being encouraged to participate in a new Housing, Health and Social Care club to discuss the potential implications for the Scottish housing sector.

Published 1 April 2016

CIH Scotland appoints new chair, vice chair and board members

New board members, a new chair and a new vice chair were introduced to the membership at CIH Scotland’s Annual General Meeting yesterday.

Published 18 March 2016

UK Budget: SFHA welcomes LHA cap delay for supported tenants

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the reiteration by the UK government that it will delay the LHA cap for tenants in supported accommodation by a year.

Published 17 March 2016

New affordable home completions up 19 per cent

The number of affordable homes delivered by the end of December 2015 rose by 19 per cent on the previous year, officials figures have confirmed.

Published 16 March 2016

New training programme for Scottish letting agents

A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.

Published 3 March 2016

CIH Scotland launches ‘Agenda for Change’ in lead-up to Holyrood elections

CIH Scotland has today launched an Agenda for Change, outlining a series of recommendations to improve Scotland’s housing system across five key policy areas.

Published 1 March 2016

Government unveils £50m package to boost housebuilding

A new £50 million infrastructure fund which aims to speed up the construction of thousands of new affordable and private homes has been unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 February 2016

CIH Scotland calls for additional affordable housing funding to be maintained

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.

Published 25 February 2016

Scotland ‘faces enormous challenge’ to build enough homes

The number of homes being built in Scotland is significantly lower than Scottish Government targets and does not meet current demands, according to new research.

Published 11 February 2016