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New Scottish housing registrations ‘up 42 per cent’

The number of new homes registered by local authorities in Scotland has increased by 42 per cent over the previous year, an industry body has reported.

Published 29 June 2015

Housing minister charts progress at Arbroath affordable homes development

Minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess, visited Arbroath last week to see how work to develop a derelict site into affordable homes, commercial and community space is moving on in earnest.

Published 29 June 2015

Housing associations’ financial barriers ‘putting homelessness prevention at risk’

Homeless people are being prevented from accessing their statutory rights to permanent accommodation because of “major financial barriers” introduced by some social landlords in Scotland, a law charity has warned.

Published 29 June 2015

Lifetime costs of Universal Credit up by almost £3bn

The total lifetime cost of the Universal Credit welfare reform programme has increased by nearly £3bn in the past three years to £15.8bn, according to new figures from the UK government.

Published 29 June 2015

Loretto Care helping sow the seeds of a healthy community

A community garden in Glasgow is helping people lead more independent and healthy lives.

Published 29 June 2015

Bield keeps engagement at the heart of its developments

A concerted push towards tenant engagement in day-to-day activity across developments run by a housing and care provider has yielded impressive early results.

Published 29 June 2015

Search begins to find Scotland’s most green fingered tenants

A Scottish housing and care providers is launching a national gardening competition in a bid to find its most horticulturally-talented tenants.

Published 29 June 2015

Advertorial: ISO-Chemie ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM has thermal sealing fully covered

Fast and secure sealing of various thermal insulation composite systems to building openings and projections is provided by the new ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM from ISO-Chemie.

Published 29 June 2015

Tributes paid to former chair of Cordale Housing Association

Isabel Barr, the former chairperson of Cordale Housing Association, sadly passed away on 23 June after a short illness.

Published 26 June 2015

Black’s Blog: Councillor Black reports on Making Renting Right

You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent", would you know this was an illegal deposit?

Published 26 June 2015

Councillors unanimously approve Aberdeen city centre masterplan

Aberdeen city councillors seized a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to kick-start a 20-year regeneration programme for the city centre.

Published 26 June 2015

West Dunbartonshire rejects government greenfield housing recommendation

Councillors have unanimously rejected proposals to allow a greenfield site in Duntocher to be opened up for housing development.

Published 26 June 2015

Aberdeenshire Council approves purchase of mid market rent properties

A new organisation set up to deliver mid market housing in Aberdeenshire is to acquire its first homes next month. 

Published 26 June 2015

Cloch Housing Association celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, has announced Cloch Housing Association as the latest organisation to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Published 26 June 2015

Survey highlights need for collaboration to tackle housing shortage

Delays to planning consent are the most significant barrier to building new homes, according to a survey of the housebuilding sector conducted by law firm Brodies LLP.

Published 26 June 2015