LAR Housing Trust

LAR Housing Trust completes record development deal

A housing charity which was set up two years ago to provide much needed mid market rental properties across Scotland has completed its biggest ever deal for a development in Edinburgh.

Published 18 January 2018

LAR chair recognised in New Year Honours List

Andrew Robertson, chair of the LAR Housing Trust, has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his contribution to affordable housing, veterans and healthcare.

Published 4 January 2018

Work starts on first design and build contract for LAR Housing Trust

The chair of a housing charity is hailing the start of construction at an East Lothian site as an important milestone for the organisation.

Published 7 December 2017

Fife housing deal another first for LAR

Scottish housing charity LAR has completed its first deal in Fife to purchase seven brand new homes for long-term rent.

Published 18 October 2017

LAR Housing Trust secures ‘game-changing’ £65m funding boost

LAR Housing Trust has secured £65 million of funding to boost its portfolio of mid-market rental properties across Scotland.

Published 22 August 2017

LAR opens Aberdeen base to manage growing north-east portfolio

Housing charity LAR has opened a new office in Aberdeen city centre and appointed a property manager to look after a growing portfolio of properties in the area.

Published 28 July 2017

LAR Housing Trust to bring number of affordable homes up to 204

LAR Housing Trust is celebrating a raft of new deals in June that takes the organisation’s total number of affordable homes in its portfolio up to 204 at nine sites across Scotland.

Published 4 July 2017

Construction completed on £2.3m housing project in Macmerry

Springfield Properties has completed construction of 19 new 2 and 3 bedroom homes bringing a new lease of life to the former garage site along Westbank Road in Macmerry.

Published 30 May 2017

Esh Border Construction unveils new social housing framework partnerships

Esh Border Construction has announced a raft of new multi-million pound framework partnerships within Scotland’s social housing sector.

Published 12 May 2017

LAR strengthens board with two appointments

Scottish housing charity LAR has made two key appointments to its board.

Published 2 May 2017

New deal marks first Glasgow venture for LAR Housing Trust

A Scottish housing charity has made its first move into Glasgow to help tackle a severe shortage of affordable properties to rent in the city and is now inviting applications from tenants.

Published 31 January 2017

LAR Housing Trust issues portfolio appeal to Lothian builders

A housing charity set up to help tackle a shortage of mid-rent homes across Scotland is issuing a fresh appeal to builders and developers in the Lothians to offer properties for sale to help it build up its portfolio of homes.

Published 7 December 2016

Housing charity breathes new life into East Lothian site

Scottish housing charity LAR Housing Trust has concluded a deal to buy 19 properties in Macmerry, its third development in East Lothian since its launch a year ago.

Published 20 October 2016

New chairman and trustees announced for LAR Housing Trust

The LAR Housing Trust, which was set up six months ago to help tackle the shortage of mid market rental properties in Scotland, has appointed Andrew Robertson as its new chairman.

Published 21 April 2016

LAR Housing Trust will deliver positive impact, finds Holyrood report

An evaluation report into a new investment vehicle that will provide up to 1,000 affordable homes for rent across Scotland has found no negative impacts identified with the scheme.

Published 3 February 2016