CIH Scotland

CIH calls for 'more ambitious' energy efficiency standard for private landlords

The Scottish Government's proposed new minimum energy efficiency standards for the private rented sector (PRS) should be more ambitious, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has said.

Published 30 June 2017

A household in Scotland became homeless 'every 19 minutes' last year

The latest homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government show that, on average, a household in Scotland "became homeless every 19 minutes" last year, Shelter Scotland has said.

Published 27 June 2017

Sector responds to latest housing statistics

A rise in housing completions and approvals for housing associations in Scotland has been largely welcomed by the sector though calls have been made for the delivery of new homes to be improved even further.

Published 14 June 2017

Quarterly Housing Statistics reveal 29% increase in affordable home approvals

The number of affordable housing approvals in Scotland increased by 29% over the year ending March 2017 to reach over 10,000, according to official figures.

Published 13 June 2017

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