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Professor Ken Gibb discusses the complexities of student accommodation research in Scotland, referencing the work carried out by the University of Glasgow’s Road to Home initiative and key recommendations. Until 2021, my housing research path had never led me to work on student accommodation.

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Chris McGinn, commercial manager at PfH Scotland, believes Scottish social landlords need to get back to basics when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of their homes. More than ever, improving the thermal performance of social homes in Scotland feels like an uphill battle.

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“The heat’s already there, we’re just moving it”. Jimmy Black mulls over a conversation with Eoghan Maguire, director of heat networks - Scotland at Vattenfall UK. Getting people to work together is seldom easy, particularly when it involves money and hard decisions. It makes

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After regulations that require all new buildings constructed with a new building warrant to be fitted with clean heating came into effect on April 1st, Luths Services director/engineer Dan Gates examines the new legislation. New homes will have a ban direct emission heating systems (oil & g

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In light of last month's launch of the new Housing Bill and ongoing developments with mandatory qualifications for housing professionals in England, Dr Kim McKee from the University of Stirling highlights the importance of housing education. Following on from several well-documented traged

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Nicky Lloyd, head of ESPC Lettings, shares what comes after the end of The Tenancy Protection Act and what landlords in Scotland need to know about the changes. It’s certainly an interesting time to be a landlord or a tenant in Scotland, as the private rental sector faces a marked change in ci

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Jimmy Black considers whether the social housing sector and the Scottish Government are effectively measuring the carbon cost of home improvements.

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