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The Scottish Government has been urged to "back words with action" and reverse the "hammer-blow" £196 million affordable housebuilding cut after it declared that Scotland was in the midst of a housing emergency. Cabinet secretary for social justice Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP revealed yesterda

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More organisations have made their housing pitches to John Swinney following his appointment as Scotland's new First Minister. Yesterday, Shelter Scotland called on the new SNP leader to create a cabinet-level post dedicated to housing, declare a national housing emergency and commit

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Housing and property organisations are bracing themselves for policy changes after the Scottish Government’s formal co-operation agreement with the Scottish Green Party was brought to an end yesterday. First Minister Humza Yousaf formally informed Scottish Greens co-leaders Patrick Harvie and

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Propertymark has laid out its proposals to the Scottish Government ahead of its 2024-25 Budget with calls for a focus on three key areas: create a fairer private rental sector, increase places and homes for people to live and help reduce energy bills in people’s homes. In its pre-budget scruti

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Propertymark has collaborated with other leading sector organisations, forums and landlord associations, including the Scottish Association of Landlords, to coordinate the launch of a new group committed to fairer renting.

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The rent freeze introduced by the Scottish Government is not unlawful a senior judge has ruled after an appeal by private sector landlords.

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Letting agent bodies have given a mixed response to Humza Yousaf’s election as the new leader of the SNP. Mr Yousaf, MSP for Glasgow Pollok, was elected ahead of fellow MSPs Kate Forbes and Ash Regan, is expected to be elected as first minister today.

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Propertymark’s head of policy and campaigns, Timothy Douglas, gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee on the Cost-of-Living Act 2022 last week highlighting that the majority of letting agents are continuing to see landlords exit the mar

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A coalition of landlords and letting bodies has submitted a Petition to the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a Judicial Review of the Scottish Government’s rent control and eviction ban legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) and Propertym

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