The number of people in Scotland who say they are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage has increased by nearly a third in the last two years, a new survey has revealed. New research by YouGov on behalf of Shelter Scotland last month found that 12% of respondents were currently struggling to pay
Several recent judgements by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) show that tenants now have an effective way of making sure that their landlord or letting agent meet the minimum standards for the condition of their homes, writes James Mullaney.
A new course aimed at providing people with the necessary skills to help people who are homeless will be launched by the University of Edinburgh this month. Around 40 people are already enrolled on the 10-week Homeless and Inclusion Health course, including 23 bursary students from outside the unive
Shoppers in-the-know are set to descend on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop today in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters. Customers will get the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectibles including famous brands such as Vivi
Housing minister Kevin Stewart has welcomed new figures which reveal a 21% rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland during the last year. Official statistics released yesterday found that 8,767 affordable homes were delivered for the year to September 2018, a 21% increase on the
More than 6,000 children from across Scotland face being homeless this Christmas, the highest number in ten years, according to new figures. Statistics from Shelter Scotland show that 6615 children will be classed as homeless, the fourth year in a row the number has risen.
One year after private renters were given new rights, James Mullaney looks at what has improved and what still needs to be done. The new housing legislation was passed following extensive campaigning from Shelter Scotland. Over the years countless people have come to us for help dealing with landlor
Staff at housing and homeless charity Shelter, including those in Scotland, will take three days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay. The Unite union said the 72-hour strike follows a “derisory” offer of a 1% pay increase plus a non-consolidated (one off) 1% payment.
A property in Perth that was formerly empty Delegates from across Scotland will hear about the range of successful initiatives and projects bringing new momentum to the challenge of turning long-term private empty properties in to homes again.
A household lost their home every 18 minutes in Scotland last year and homelessness applications rose for the first time in nine years, a new report has found. New analysis from Shelter Scotland revealed that around 43,000 people, including children, became homeless in the last year.
The complexities of the homelessness system across Scotland and the multiple issues that people who are homeless face have been outlined in a new report published today. Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s publication Getting Behind the Homelessness Statistics - Update for 2017/18
An online ‘toolkit’ for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust. The Toolkit for Tenants contains a series of guides for Scottish tenants covering deposits and housing costs to repairs, in