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An agreed definition of a Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard which will become the minimum for all new housing in the country is to be the subject of consultation between the Scottish Government and the building industry, Patrick Harvie has confirmed. Last month, the

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The Scottish Government has decided not to extend rent controls for social housing providers beyond March 2023 with social landlord representatives bodies announcing their members’ plans for below-inflation rent increases for the next financial year. COSLA has issued a statement of intent whic

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The power of ‘local’ has once again been strongly evidenced by the latest Charter data but wider threats to the independence of community-based housing associations still exist, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). Produced for GWSF by Scotl

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to ensure that whatever legal mechanism is used to freeze all rents until 31/3/23, it is capable of being discontinued for the social housing sector after that date. On 6 September, the First Minister announced a rent freeze and evictions moratorium for

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The chances of building and maintaining community wealth in a local area are greatly increased by the long term presence of a proactive community anchor organisation, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said. Community wealth building was the theme of the Forum&

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Outlining the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations' response to the Scottish Government's Rented Sector Strategy consultation, director David Bookbinder argues that the notion of a unified rental sector is wishful thinking with little grounding in reality. At any

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Performance on tenant services provided by community-based housing associations continues to be strong despite the obvious challenges faced by landlords and tenants during Covid, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). The Forum’s Charter Report focu

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Today we launch our COP26 feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector with the first episode of our new Scottish Housing News Podcast - a scene-setting round table discussion featuring David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Ho

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