West Lothian Council is to remove a council tax discount currently afforded to owners of long-term unoccupied properties as it takes steps to bring vacant homes back into use. The council is writing to around 300 homeowners whose properties are currently classed as long-term unoccupied, as they have
Barbara Crichton with Elspeth Ahlfeld A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.
The Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a new loan scheme to help with the cost of renovating empty homes, after the party discovered almost 1,000 properties have lain empty for over a decade. Party leader Willie Rennie made the plea after a Freedom of Information reque
88 properties have been transformed thanks to help from South Ayrshire Council's Empty Homes programme Owners of unoccupied homes in South Ayrshire are being offered additional help to sell-up to increase the supply of affordable properties to the community.
North Lanarkshire Council’s flagship Empty Homes Purchase Scheme has delivered another property for rent in Motherwell as the local authority continues to provide additional affordable housing. The scheme involves the council buying long term privately owned empty houses and flats, refurbishing th
East Renfrewshire Council has continued its commitment to delivering additional affordable housing in the area with the renovation of a property in Barrhead. The property in Divernia Way previously lay derelict for almost ten years following extensive fire damage. It has now been completely renovate
Shaheena Din, SEHP national manager and Scots Makar Jackie Kay Scots Makar Jackie Kay MBE has written a new poem about Scotland’s empty homes.
A previously empty home in North Lanarkshire Housing minister Kevin Stewart will today reaffirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the money available for work that helps bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.
A joint Dundee City Council and Angus Council project to bring long-term privately-owned empty homes back into use has been nominated for a national award. The councils' shared services empty homes project is shortlisted in the Outstanding Service category at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champio
Winners of the Outstanding Project Award 2016 – Campbeltown Townscape Heritage Initiative Ahead of this year's Scottish Empty Homes Conference, Shelter Scotland’s Shaheena Din outlines what people can expect from the day.
Over 200 empty homes across the Stirling Council area have been brought back into use since April 2013, equating to a massive £2.6 million generated in the region. On average, every empty home that becomes populated brings about £13,000 from workers contributing to tax revenue and increasing the t
A former empty home in Bellshill A scheme to tackle the scourge of empty homes across North Lanarkshire is continuing to go from strength to strength.
This Campbeltown renovation won last year's Outstanding Project Award Nominations are being sought to recognise the people working to bring Scotland’s 34,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use.
The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she delivered her Programme for Government for 2017/18 to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, the ‘En
The development St. Stephen's School in Blairgowrie Carling Property Group (CPG) has become the first private developer in the country to receive affordable housing grant aid from the Scottish Government.