Blog: ‘The homeless do not seem to drink in here’

In a week which saw the Scottish Government publish its action plan for tackling homelessness, Bruce Forbes gives his take on the policy developments and the upcoming ‘Sleep in the Park’ events.

Published 29 November 2018

Blog: Scotland’s temporary accommodation system is not fit for purpose

Following the release of a new I-SPHERE report examining temporary accommodation provision in Scotland, Beth Watts picks out some of the key themes from the research.

Published 27 November 2018

Blog: GDPR six months on: An initial appraisal

Six months on from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Daradjeet Jagpal carries out an initial appraisal of four key aspects and provides his thoughts on what lies ahead.

Published 26 November 2018

Blog: Welcome to the new era of renting

While the build to rent market in Scotland is still behind the rest of the UK, demand is growing and developments in the sector can cater for everyone, including families, writes Matt Willcock.

Published 21 November 2018

Blog: Board members sought by Scottish Housing Regulator

With just a few days left to apply to be part of the Scottish Housing Regulator Board, housing minister Kevin Stewart talks about why this is an important opportunity.

Published 21 November 2018

Blog: Why is building a home so complex, why does it take so long and why are so many people involved?

To mark HouseMark Scotland’s launch of a new Housing Development Club which aims to provide advice, practical support and networking opportunities, club manager Susan Napier explores the history behind housing development.

Published 16 November 2018

Blog: Homelessness: a progress update

The Scottish Government’s Housing and Social Justice Homelessness Team provides an update on the progress it’s making with partners to prevent, tackle and end homelessness.

Published 9 November 2018

Blog: What do the homelessness statistics show us – and what don’t they?

Homelessness is back on the rise - with the number of children in temporary accommodation rising for the fourth year running, writes Shelter Scotland’s Jessica Husbands.

Published 8 November 2018

Blog: Collaboration over conflict – the only way for a modern Scottish planning system

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about rights of appeal in planning, ahead of Stage 2 of the Planning Bill today.

Published 31 October 2018

Blog: LBTT has worked – but a Brexit break might be due

By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at law firm Pinsent Masons

Published 29 October 2018

Blog: 40 years under the floorboards - the life and times of a dedicated Chartered Surveyor

Eric Curran at DM Hall on the changes in the surveyor sector which he has witnessed firsthand over the last 40 years.

Published 26 October 2018

Blog: Mid-market investment could alleviate housing storage

Amy Norton argues that promoting more Build to Rent developments for the mid-market rent sector would be an effective means of striking a balance to get investment so more properties are built to help contribute towards the Scottish Government’s affordable housing pledge.

Published 25 October 2018

Blog: Stage 2 scrutiny of the Planning Bill continues

Planning minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the Planning (Scotland) Bill and what’s next for Stage 2 consideration.

Published 23 October 2018

Blog: SHPS valuation results are in – what does it mean for you?

Lane Clark & Peacock partner Richard Soldan discusses the impact of the September 2017 valuation of the Social Housing Pension Scheme.

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: How private renting can play a part in ending youth homelessness

Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector.

Published 22 October 2018