Shelter Scotland

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Ellie Hutchinson, Private Renting Project Manager, introduces Shelter Scotland’s national private tenants forum. Running in four local areas, and supported by a national online presence, this forum aims to strengthen private tenants’ voices in policy formation. A house is more than bricks and mo

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New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed. David Alexander, managing director of DJ Alexander, said he fears fewer flats would be available for short-term rent under proposals drawn up by the Scottish Gov

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By Adam Lang, head of communications & policy at Shelter Scotland Shelter Scotland believes that the proposed reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy that the Scottish Government is due to bring forward later this year represent a positive and progressive step forward and are sorely n

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People in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will now be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors. The new digital advice service has been launched

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Two friends will embark on a trek across rough terrain in all weathers this weekend to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people across Scotland. Derek Grosvenor (55), who works for British Gas, and Tim Miles (63) have been friends for 25 years, and will walk from Aviemore to Fort William

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from left to right – Matt Lock, Shelter Scotland Edinburgh hub manager, Fiona King, Shelter Scotland campaigns and public affairs manager, councillor Sandy Howat, deputy leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, councillor Andrew Burns, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council and Adam Lang, head of

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Alastair Cameron Four Scottish charities have written to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland.

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Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy

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Glasgow City Council received almost 5000 applications for homelessness assistance last year. And official statistics show that more than 400 people slept on the city streets the night before approaching the local authority, the Evening Times has reported.

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Shelter Scotland has lamented new statistics which revealed that house prices in Scotland have seen their highest annual increase since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said average prices climbed by 14.6 per cent over the year to March, to stand at £207,000.

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Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council unanimously signed up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer f

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