Bringing some of Scotland’s 43,000+ long term empty homes back to use can help local authorities to address housing shortages across the country, a new guide published today by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has shown. 'Why Empty Homes Matter' will be launched at the 11th Ann
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The 11th Scottish Empty Homes Conference, due to take place on Tuesday 1 February 2022, has been rescheduled to 22 March 2022 to increase the likelihood of in-person participation at the conference. With the theme 'Empty Spaces to Thriving Places', the conference will be held in a hybrid format. A l
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced the first names set to speak at the annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2022, to be held on February 1.
A total of 4,834 all-sector new build homes were completed in Scotland in the year to end December 2020, a decrease of 35% (7,839 homes) on the previous year, according to the latest Quarterly Housing Statistics published by Scotland's chief statistician. Decreases were seen across private-led compl
Nominations are now open for the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Awards. The awards showcase the inspiring work of individuals and organisations who have made exemplary contributions to the field of private sector empty homes work in Scotland
The Highland Council is working in partnership with the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership to proactively bring privately-owned empty homes across the Highlands back into use. With funding support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, the council has been able to employ Jonathan Henderson as its
Scottish Housing News' #COP26SHN showcase of the social housing sector's efforts to help tackle the climate crisis continues with Andy Moseley, senior policy officer at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, who makes the case for utilising empty homes as a critical tool in terms of minimis
On behalf of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, Cllr Kenny Mclean highlights the partners working to tackle empty homes in Glasgow and the benefits the work is bringing throughout the city.
Aberdeen has more long-term empty homes than anywhere else in Scotland, with a total value of almost half a billion pounds, according to new research by insurance giant Admiral. A total of 3,000 properties across the city have been empty for two or more years, according to Admiral.
A project that works with local councils to tackle the problem of empty homes has supported bringing over 850 empty properties back into use this year, despite restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Figures included in the 2020-21 Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) Annual Report publis
Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitmen
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership wants to hear from third sector organisations with their thoughts on if and how they can use empty homes to help to meet their housing objectives. The Partnership has launched a short survey that will take 5-10 minutes to complete and seeks to find out whether or
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din outlines the benefits of employing an empty homes officer and argues that bringing empty homes back into use can a key pandemic recovery strategy for Scotland's councils. From Dumfries and Galloway to the Western Isles,
Moniaive Initiative is celebrating after its first Community Affordable Housing Project won the award for 'Best Long-Term Empty Homes Restoration Project' at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Annual Awards Ceremony on February 2. There has been a record number of empty homes brought back into use
Joanne Saurin, a housing professional with Fife Council, has won the 'outstanding individual' award at the Scottish Empty Homes Conference this week. The judges recognised Joanne for her "amazing work" with Fife Council which has included bringing 395 properties back in to use since taking up her po