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Serco lock-change evictions case: Court of Session ruling in detail

A failed asylum seeker who claimed that it was “unlawful” for her housing provider to evict her from temporary accommodation by changing the locks to the property without first obtaining a court order has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 14 November 2019

Ravenscraig woodlands plans to be opened to public

A significant area of woodlands on one of Europe’s largest regeneration sites could be set for a new lease of life.

Published 14 November 2019

First Elgin Car Club gears up thanks to Osprey Housing Moray

The people of Elgin now have access to a car club which allows members to rent electric cars on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

Published 14 November 2019

England: Places for People fined after employees develop Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Places for People Homes Limited has been fined £600,000 after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Published 14 November 2019

Affordable housing included in 175-home Portlethen application

Plans submitted to build 175 new houses in Aberdeenshire include an allocation for 46 affordable houses.

Published 14 November 2019

Man living with severely disabled partner wins Supreme Court case against paying 'bedroom tax'

A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Published 14 November 2019

Scottish Government criticised for 'toothless' National Islands Plan

The Scottish Government has come under fire for its "toothless" National Islands Plan which was criticised for a lack of meaningful targets and objectives for improving lives on Scotland's islands.

Published 14 November 2019

Barratt lodges residential development plans for Monkton

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has submitted a planning application to South Ayrshire Council for a proposed residential development of approximately 300 homes in Monkton.

Published 14 November 2019

Partick Housing Association board member Margaret Burke passes away

It is with great sadness that the board and staff of Partick Housing Association (PHA) announces the death of board member Margaret Burke.

Published 14 November 2019

Queens Cross employee recognised as young leader in housing

Queens Cross Housing Association’s Lindsay Roches has been recognised as one of the UK’s young leaders in housing.

Published 14 November 2019

Hanover completes ‘transformational’ merger with Arklet Housing Association

Arklet Housing Association has completed its transfer its engagements to Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.

Published 14 November 2019

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

Scotia Homes warns of potential redundancies amid operations review

Aberdeenshire housebuilder Scotia Homes has confirmed that it is undertaking a review of its business, with the potential for job losses.

Published 14 November 2019

Barratt Scotland plans to deliver more than 3,800 homes across 20 new sites

Barratt Developments Scotland has continued its drive to increase new home completion rates in line with demand with the acquisition of 16 new sites for development.

Published 14 November 2019

Dunbritton Housing Association wins RIHAF Development of the Year Award 2019

Dunbritton Housing Association has won the Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum (RIHAF) Development of the Year Award for 2019.

Published 14 November 2019