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Edinburgh landlord fined £7,500 running ‘sham’ holiday-let

An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.

Published 17 October 2019

Linstone Housing Association announces further roll-out of car club

Linstone Housing Association has announced a further roll-out of its popular car club in Renfrewshire.

Published 17 October 2019

Moody's: Public Works Loan Board rate hike is ‘credit negative’ for local authorities

A Treasury rate rise which led to fears that major housing and infrastructure projects could be delayed has been labelled by Moody’s as “credit negative” for local authorities as it will increase the cost of capital on new borrowing in the short term.

Published 17 October 2019

Homes for Good shortlisted for three CIH Scotland awards

Property management social enterprise Homes for Good (HFG) has been shortlisted for three awards by CIH Scotland.

Published 17 October 2019

Deacon Blue star backs Nightstop homelessness campaign

Deacon Blue star Lorraine McIntosh has announced her support for Simon Community Scotland's Nightstop campaign which offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

Published 17 October 2019

England: Shared ownership right to buy roll-out confirmed for housing association tenants

A new shared ownership model which will allow housing association tenants in England to buy a stake in their home for as little as £2,000 is to go ahead, housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed.

Published 17 October 2019

Experienced project director Martin Dalziel to deliver next phase of Countesswells

A new project director with extensive masterplanning and place-making experience has been appointed to drive delivery of the next phase of Aberdeen’s largest new community to the West of the city.

Published 17 October 2019

East Dunbartonshire Council to hold Local Development Plan consultation

East Dunbartonshire Council has announced that it will hold a consultation to discuss its Local Development Plan for the area.

Published 17 October 2019

Developer plans to deliver 71 new homes in Aberdeenshire village

Plans to expand a coastal fishing village with 71 new homes have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.

Published 17 October 2019

Green light for 19 new homes in St Combs

Councillors have approved plans for 19 new homes in St Combs, Aberdeenshire.

Published 17 October 2019

Council housing rent arrears up 14% in a year

The total amount of rent arrears on all council properties in Scotland has increased by 14% in a year as the number of council tenants in arrears increased by around 3%, official figures have revealed.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Procurement Alliance welcomes Laurie Carberry as new chair

Wheatley Group’s group procurement manager Laurie Carberry has been named as the new chair of the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA).

Published 16 October 2019

Work begins on new Glenrothes affordable homes

The start of construction of new affordable homes in Glenrothes has been marked by Judy Hamilton, councillor and convener of the community and housing services committee, as she performed the sod-cutting ceremony earlier this week.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Government announces new domestic abuse protection measures

The police and courts will be given new powers to remove suspected domestic abusers from the homes of victims or others at risk, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 16 October 2019

Age Scotland cautions against complacency amid ‘significant’ reduction in additional winter deaths

Scotland recorded a 13% drop in deaths last winter and a 57% seasonal decrease in additional deaths compared to the previous year, new figures have shown.

Published 16 October 2019