Empty Homes

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The Scottish Government’s work to tackle empty homes has been put on hold due to “changed priorities” and the implications of the coronavirus crisis, housing minister Kevin Stewart has admitted. The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee issued a rep

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A letter has been issued to the housing sector on the importance of bringing empty properties back into use and support for victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

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Services are set to be enhanced in South Lanarkshire which aim to increase the number of long term empty homes being brought back into use. A report to South Lanarkshire Council’s housing and technical resources committee confirmed that over 1,100 properties were registered as long term e

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The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer.  The capital experiences the highest rents in Scotland and house prices are continuing to rise, placing pressure on housi

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SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has renewed the party’s call for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use empty homes to house veterans – after new figures showed more than 1,000 army homes remain unoccupied. The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information, show

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North Ayrshire Council has been congratulated for its outstanding efforts to bring empty homes back into use. The council’s private sector team was honoured by Shelter Scotland for its work in breathing new life into disused properties.

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Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today. It comes amid growing concern at the estimated 39,300 privately-owned homes which have been empty for six m

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A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to fulfil its commitment and introduce compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes. The call is part of a series of recommendations made in the local government and communities committee’s report into Scotland’s e

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