Emergency legislation to freeze rents has been the first piece of Scottish legislation to be vetted by King Charles as it passed the first stage of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament yesterday. A motion to treat the Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill 2022 as emergency legis
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The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) has today launched a report outlining the practical, immediate actions the Scottish Government must take now to avoid the devastating consequences of climate change on communities and livelihoods in Scotland, whilst simultaneously tackling the energy crisi
A trio of developments have been shortlisted for the Rural Housing Award at Scottish Land & Estates' annual Helping it Happen Awards. Supported by headline sponsors NatureScot, the overall focus of the Helping it Happen Awards is on recognising the role estates, farms and rural busines
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
Rural people across Scotland and beyond are being urged to share stories of work done by local estates and land-based businesses to help their surrounding communities and landscapes flourish, in the Helping It Happen Awards 2022 - before nominations close on Monday 18 July. The awards, run by Scotti
Landowners have appealed to help resolve Scotland’s rural housing crisis – and asked the Scottish Government to knock down the barriers that exist in providing new and existing homes. Scottish Land & Estates, which held its annual conference in Edinburgh today, said population declin
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.
Homebuilding body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned that a key Scottish Government document outlining the approach to planning and development to 2045 risks making the country’s housing deficit even worse. In its submission to the consultation on National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), HFS hig
Plans to extend housing tenants’ rights that were introduced as an emergency measure during the Covid-19 pandemic will have a "devastating" effect on the private rented housing sector, rural landlords have warned. Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), which represents rural businesses across Scot
Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has welcomed two new members of staff to augment its headquarters team. Sarah Madden has joined SLE as a policy adviser (rural communities) and Hannah Lloyd joins as the organisation’s business development manager.
A housebuilder based in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders and a Housing Trust based near Aviemore have been named winners in the national Helping it Happen Awards 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Helping It Happen Awards have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates, farms, and
The Scottish Government has addressed a number of concerns outlined by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) with changes to the licensing scheme for short-term lets, the rural business body has revealed. Last week, social justice secretary Shona Robison set out “pragmatic
Four Scottish housing projects have been named finalists in the Scotland-wide Helping it Happen Awards 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Helping it Happen Awards have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates, businesses and community groups who are helping rural Scotland thrive. T
A Scottish Housing Day debate is to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson. The Climate Crisis in Housing - 'Too hot to handle’? will debate the statement: "The real problem of minimising residential carbon emissions lies in the private sector, not with social housing".
New licensing laws being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities at a time when people are reeling from the wide-scale impacts of Covid-19, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). In response to the Scottish Government consult