A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
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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
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
A new net zero heating package could cut the cost of heating for thousands of households by transforming Scotland’s rural homes, according to rural organisations. The Existing Homes Alliance and rural groups are calling for the Scottish Government to set up a Rural Homes Just Transition Packag
A coalition of landlord and lettings bodies is seeking legal advice on the Scottish Government’s rent freeze and eviction ban legislation. The coalition is formed between the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Propertymark, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Scotti
Landlords in last minute appeal to prevent legislation that could ‘decimate’ provision of rented homes
Housing organisations have today made an 11th-hour appeal to Scottish parliamentarians to step back from making new laws that they argue threaten to devastate the number of homes for rent. The Scottish Parliament is to debate the final stage of the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill on June 28 w
John Blackwood from the Scottish Association of Landlords considers the Covid Recovery Bill amendments and wider housing issues including the increase of landlords leaving the private rented sector. “We have had enough of experts” has become the mantra for poor policy decisions and
The use of the term ‘affordable’ has been helpful to those who deliver homes in Scotland, but for others, it has become vague and redundant.
Scottish Housing News Podcast co-host Jimmy Black rounds up a lively debate on the topic of housing affordability from the latest episode.
Three organisations have written a joint open letter to the Scottish Government warning that the supply of homes for rent – particularly in rural Scotland - may be irreparably damaged by proposed new legislation.
There could be a cut of more than 36,000 homes available to rent in Scotland as over a third of private landlords look to reduce the number of properties they let out, leading to more housing shortages, Scotland’s largest membership organisation for the sector warned today. The Scottish Associ
The Scottish Government has announced its intention to allow the longer notice periods on grounds for eviction, which were introduced at the start of the pandemic, to expire on March 30.
Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private rented sector (PRS) landlords and letting agents has warned of a shortage of properties available to rent over the winter, increasing pressure on emergency housing provided by councils. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) said its
Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) chief executive John Blackwood gives his take on plans for a new deal for tenants in the private rented sector. With the ink barely dry on the new SNP and Scottish Greens co-operation agreement, the Scottish Government is keen to forge ahead with its plans to
Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort. The statements have been agreed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWS