COVID-19



Moves made to lessen impact of coronavirus on Scottish housing market

Efforts are under way to help prevent further disruption to the buying and selling of homes across Scotland after Registers of Scotland (RoS) temporarily closed the application record and the UK Government advised home buyers and renters to delay moving unless the new property is empty.

Published 30 March 2020

PRS energy efficiency regulations delayed by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has taken the decision not to introduce upcoming regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing given the current focus on coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

Evictions ban outlined as emergency legislation moves forward

The Scottish Government has fleshed out the details of its plans to give private and social tenants increased protection from eviction ahead of the emergency legislation being introduced to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.

Published 30 March 2020

Public bodies given new guidance to support suppliers during coronavirus outbreak

New guidance has been published for public sector organisations in Scotland to support suppliers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 30 March 2020

Letting agents granted 100% rates relief during economic emergency

Letting agents are amongst a host of businesses which will be aided by rates relief to support them during the coronavirus outbreak under new regulations introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Published 30 March 2020

RBS converts Edinburgh HQ into COVID-19 food supply centre

The Royal Bank of Scotland has converted its Edinburgh headquarters in Gogarburn into a distribution centre to supply food and hygiene products to the Trussell Trust food banks and Social Bite.

Published 30 March 2020

Almond Housing Association steps up coronavirus support for tenants

Almond Housing Association has stepped up support for its tenants during the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Published 30 March 2020

Wheatley Group appeals for lifeline food donations to help most vulnerable

Wheatley Group is appealing for businesses to donate food to help people struggling with the impact of coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

'Pillowslip Shop' helps Bield tenants sleep easy

A Bield housing development in Port Glasgow has opened a novel ‘pillowslip’ shop to help older people keep stocked with vital supplies during Scotland’s lockdown response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 30 March 2020

England: Housing association secures urgent injunction following social gathering at tenant’s home

A housing association has taken urgent legal action against a tenant in Manchester who continued to flout new government guidelines on social distancing after hosting parties for up to 20 people. 

Published 30 March 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group convened to tackle coronavirus

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  

Published 27 March 2020

Shelter Scotland calls for emergency powers to protect us all during the pandemic

Emergency measures are required to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home during the coronavirus pandemic and after, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 27 March 2020

Glasgow City Council suspends voluntary redundancy scheme

Glasgow City Council’s plan to introduce a voluntary redundancy scheme for up 1,500 members of staff has been suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

Applications open for Third Sector Resilience Fund

Applications are now open for the Scottish Government's Third Sector Resilience Fund.

Published 27 March 2020

SFHA publishes practical governance advice briefing

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published the latest in its series briefings to help housing associations and co-operatives through the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020