Shelter Scotland

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for Scotland’s affordable housing target to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country. Responding to the latest housing statistics, which show that the Scottish Government is on track to meet its five-year target

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Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is urging landlords to install carbon monoxide alarms in their properties ahead of a change in the law. New guidance just issued by the Scottish Government says that, from 1st December 2015, all privately rented properties with fuel-burning appliance

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Volunteer Fiona Burnett (left) with housing minister Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess visited Shelter Scotland’s Prestwick Shop last week to meet and congratulate volunteer Fiona Burnett after she won a national award for her charitable work.

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New statistics have highlighted the continued daily struggle of thousands of households across Scotland to keep a roof over their head. Released today, the figures for 2014 gathered from housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s free national helpline and services teams showed that 16,30

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An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes. Results from the Scottish Household Survey 2014 found that the social rented sector has declined from 32 per cent of all households in 1999 to 24 per c

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West Dunbartonshire Council has defended its evictions approach saying the method is only ever used as a last resort. An increase in evictions by the local authority from eight last year to 34 this year has been described as “very worrying” by housing charity Shelter Scotland.

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East Lothian Council has pledged its support for a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council joins local authorities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee by signing up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private

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Illegal rent fees are still being charged by letting agents across Scotland, a BBC investigation has found. The Scottish Government clarified rent laws in 2012, specifying that any fee beyond rent and a refundable deposit was illegal.

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