The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has today published new guidance setting out how some of Scotland’s 42,000+ long-term empty homes can be used to help to tackle Scotland’s housing emergency.
A successful home buying scheme in North Lanarkshire is continuing to provide additional properties for council tenants to rent. An update on the progress of the Open Market Purchase Scheme (OMPS) was provided to the recent housing committee, with Councillor Michael McPake highlighting that 348 long
More than 9,000 long-term empty homes have been brought back into use in Scotland since the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) was established in 2010, according to a new report published today. In its latest impact report, the SEHP reported that empty homes officers supported owners to bring 1
Glasgow City Council has approved a new housing strategy which includes a supply target of 13,000 homes between 2023 to 2028 but a councillor has warned that some social homes in the city could become unaffordable.
An innovative new partnership has been launched that will see empty homes in Argyll and Bute being brought back into use to help to tackle the shortage of affordable housing for health and social care workers across the region. The two-year project is being funded by the Scottish Empty Homes Partner
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed proposals to enable councils to raise the amount of council tax paid on empty and second homes in a bid to increase affordable housing supply. First Minister Humza Yousaf announced the joint COSLA proposals at the Scottish
Plans to enable councils to raise the amount of council tax paid on empty and second homes will be included in a new Scottish Government consultation to help increase housing availability. First Minister Humza Yousaf will announce proposals at the Scottish Trades Union Congress today which could giv
Property title and land register information provider Millar & Bryce is to partner with the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership following a successful trial period. The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by charity Shelter Scotland, aims to support counci
Projects in Dunoon, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Dumfries have been announced as the winners of the 12th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Finders International. The awards were announced during the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership conference which was held yesterday at the Engine Shed in Stirl
SNP leadership hopeful Humza Yousaf has unveiled plans to boost the availability of affordable housing in rural areas by purchasing empty properties and increasing Council Tax on second homes. Under the proposals, the First Ministerial candidate said empty properties would be "purchased, or lon
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is launching new guidance to assist local authorities to bring some of Scotland’s nearly 43,000 long-term empty homes back into use. Developed in partnership with housing specialists Arneil Johnston, the Strategic Empty Homes Framework Guidance