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MSPs ‘dismayed’ at repeated failure of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland to engage on ‘zero valued homes’

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee has written to Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS) chair, Scott McKenzie, over the body’s “repeated failure” to engage with its work on the issue of ‘zero valued homes’.

Published 14 August 2020

Over £15m of capital investment to improve Highland housing stock

The Highland Council has agreed a one-year capital investment plan of £15.667 million to be spent improving its existing housing stock.

Published 14 August 2020

Thistle to begin tenant consultation on Sanctuary transfer

Thistle Housing Association is to consult tenants and residents this Autumn on the proposed transfer of its homes to Sanctuary Scotland.

Published 14 August 2020

Models of care and support on agenda at Social Housing Resilience Group meeting

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) met this week to discuss care and support and a data collection report from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 14 August 2020

Highland Council progresses Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan

Members of The Highland Council’s housing and property committee have had the chance to discuss the progress made to implement a Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan aimed at tackling homelessness.

Published 14 August 2020

Ardenglen Housing Association hosts three fun pop-up events in Castlemilk

Families have flocked to three fun events hosted by Ardenglen Housing Association designed to help the community in Castlemilk.

Published 14 August 2020

England: Hyde asks tenants to help select new homes and estates contractors

Social housing tenants are being enlisted to help the Hyde Group with a range of jobs such as shortlisting and interviewing potential contractors.

Published 14 August 2020

CHAP Group secures raft of new social housing contracts

CHAP Group has been appointed to carry out several major projects after securing contracts worth in excess of £11.5 million.

Published 14 August 2020

Consultation: Proposed changes to pre-application consultation requirements in planning

The Scottish Government has published a consultation paper on proposed changes to pre-application consultation requirements in planning.

Published 14 August 2020

Trade bodies remind public to let construction workers do their jobs safely with new animation

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has launched a colourful new social media campaign reminding the public to let construction workers do their jobs safely as Scotland strives to rebuild the sector.

Published 14 August 2020

Scottish Government commissions new care home monitoring tool

A new web-based tool, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will allow care homes to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) trends and identify risks quicker.

Published 14 August 2020

Wanlockhead village votes in favour of community buyout

Residents of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway, which is Scotland's highest village, have voted in favour of plans for a community buyout of 4,000 acres of land in the area.

Published 14 August 2020

And finally... 90s-themed Airbnb is a blockbuster

The world’s last Blockbuster shop has been transformed into a 90s themed Airbnb.

Published 14 August 2020

Extension of protections ‘give breathing space’ to tenants facing eviction

Charities have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation that the Scottish Government is looking at extending emergency restrictions on evictions due to the impact of coronavirus until March 2021.

Published 13 August 2020

CIH Scotland calls for extended Annual Assurance Statements deadline

Landlords should not be penalised for submitting Annual Assurance Statements to the Scottish Housing Regulator beyond the current deadline due to extraordinary circumstances brought on by coronavirus, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 13 August 2020