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
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
Empty homes renovated under a scheme intended to ease pressure on housing stocks are being rented out to tourists in the Western Isles, according to a new report.
The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will hold a debate today as part of its inquiry into empty homes in Scotland.
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
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.
A strategy to bring between 200-250 empty homes back into use annually over three years in Glasgow has been approved by councillors.
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
Between 200-250 empty homes back into use annually over three years if Glasgow councillors approve the next stages of a new strategy.
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
New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.
Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards. A listed cottage near Stirling is shortlisted for the Best Before and After award
Harper Macleod’s Jennifer Jack discusses the COSLA conference taking place in St Andrews this week and the powers local authorities have to get empty homes back into use. COSLA's 2019 Annual Conference takes place today and tomorrow (10 & 11 October), looking at local government issues 20
A report has revealed that more than 2,000 homes are lying empty in Aberdeen.
The Scottish Government has been criticised for abandoning its manifesto pledge to introduce compulsory sale orders to help councils deal with empty homes and regenerate vacant and derelict land.