Scottish Land & Estates

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With new regulations on short-term lets set to be put before the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee next month, Scottish Land & Estates has teamed up with other organisations to state their case against the proposals. Proposals for new regulations on shor

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Pauline McNeill MSP has stressed the 'urgent' need for rent controls as the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee completes its consultation into the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill. The Bill, which was rejected by the committee earlier this year, was resurrected following pres

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Landowners have criticised proposals to remove the presumption in favour of development that contributes to sustainable development from Scotland's planning system. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on amendments to the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemi

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Scottish Borders-based Hudson Hirsel has scooped a surprise ‘Judges’ Special Award’ in the national Helping it Happen Awards for its outstanding work in house building in rural Scotland.

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Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has appointed Mark Tennant as its new chairman. Mark Tennant and his family run the Innes Estate in Moray. He is a former chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise and former deputy chairman of the Scottish Government’s financial services advisory board.

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Scottish school children should be taught how their actions now can impact on climate change and the kind of homes they will live in in the future. Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has called for more education for school kids on the important role housing plays in our lives, in response to the Sco

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A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). The rural membership body has written an open lett

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Sarah-Jane Laing has been appointed as chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) as the rural business organisation enters the most challenging era in its 110-year history. Starting out at the organisation fifteen years ago as housing strategy officer before moving to the role of hea

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Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). In its response to the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency (

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