CIH Scotland



CIH Scotland Excellence Awards 2017 now open for nominations

CIH Scotland is looking for exemplary individuals and initiatives that deserve to be recognised and celebrated as its 2017 Excellence Awards opens for nominations.

Published 13 June 2017

Election results should force welfare reform re-think, says Scottish housing sector

Scotland’s affordable housing sector has called on the new UK Parliament to work cross party to address implementation issues with welfare reform.

Published 12 June 2017

Blog: Funders should take action before the government does

In a new opinion piece for CIH Scotland, Mike Bruce, chief executive of Weslo Housing Management reflects on borrowing conditions in the Buy to Let market and its place in an ever growing private rented sector.

Published 8 June 2017

SFHA launches housing apprentice action plan

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today launched an ambitious plan to increase the amount and range of Modern Apprenticeships that are available in the country.

Published 2 June 2017

21,000 young Scots face losing over £22m in rent from planned LHA cap

An interim report on the impact of UK government plans to cap housing benefit for social housing tenants aged under 35 has concluded that 21,000 young Scots could face a rent affordability gap of up to £22.6 million annually as a result.

Published 22 May 2017

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