Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
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
Housing charity Shelter Scotland has joined forces with CIH Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in an open letter to MSP Kate Forbes, cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, to ask for a guarantee on the social house building commitment ahead of the Scottish Go
Average rents for two-bedroom properties have increased above inflation in ten out of 18 areas in Scotland compared with 2020, according to official figures from the Scottish Government.
Shelter Scotland has launched blueprints for each of Scotland’s four largest cities that outline the actions that need to be taken in order to end the country's housing emergency. The housing and homelessness charity worked alongside individuals with lived experience, housing rights activists,
One in 10 adults in Scotland – equivalent to 444,000 people – say their current home harms their health, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. According to the poll, 5% of people in Scotland believe their current home harmed their/
Dear Sir, News that 300,000 people in Scotland are unable to their pay rent or mortgage is extremely unsettling. Losing your home is always an emergency and we must prepare for the tsunami of evictions which are inevitable as the additional protections for tenants, introduced in response to the pand
Evicting tenants from social homes cost the public purse at least £28 million in a single year, according to new research published by Shelter Scotland. The housing campaign group commissioned academics from the University of Liverpool to establish the true cost of eviction
Marginal decrease in households in temporary accommodation as arrears remain steady, Regulator finds
The number of households currently living in temporary accommodation in Scotland has marginally decreased since March 2021 while social landlord levels have remained stable, according to figures from the Scottish Housing Regulator. The first quarterly dashboard report covering the period 1 April 202
Increased funding for local authorities to deliver more affordable homes has been welcomed but will not be good enough to deliver the number of permanent homes needed across the country, according to Shelter Scotland.
The Scottish SPCA has launched its Pets and Tenants Together campaign, calling for those in council or social housing to be able to keep their pet, alongside Edinburgh Eastern MSP, Ash Denham. The SPCA said it is delighted to have the support of Ash Denham MSP for the Edinburgh Eastern constituency
Energy efficiency specialist Green Home Systems has teamed up with national housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland in a partnership that aligns both organisations in their joint commitment to help struggling families and individuals live in a safe, secure, and affordable home. Green Home
Homelessness services provided by local authorities may be unable to cope with a future spike in homelessness when pandemic restrictions are lifted, housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned. New figures published yesterday show that councils have seen a 10% increase in th
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
Research for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland shows 1.5 million adults in Scotland (36%) are currently struggling with the condition, security, suitability, or affordability of their home, or been discriminated against while trying to find it. Around 3%, representing more than 130,0