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Slight fall in quarterly new home registrations

The number of new homes registered by local authorities in Scotland during the last quarter fell by 4 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to new figures.

Published 29 February 2016

West of Scotland Housing Association’s sheltered residents get arty

A group of tenants from West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) have unveiled an impressive mural entitled Glasgow, the Dear Green Place.

Published 29 February 2016

Caledonia Housing Association hosts successful charity tea dance

A lively and well attended afternoon tea dance was held in Dundee on Friday hosted by Caledonia Housing Association Volunteer Services.

Published 29 February 2016

Holyrood unveils £10.3bn for local government to freeze council tax for ninth year

Scottish local authorities will receive a total funding package of £10.3 billion in 2016-17 as council tax will be frozen for the ninth consecutive year, deputy first minister John Swinney confirmed yesterday.

Published 26 February 2016

North Lanarkshire Council budget confirms major housing investment and removal of 287 posts

North Lanarkshire Council has decided to bring investment in the current housing stock to a quarter of a billion pounds over the next five years and expand its new-build housing programme.

Published 26 February 2016

Fife Council sets rent increase to fund housing plans

Fife Council has unanimously approved its Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget for 2016/17.

Published 26 February 2016

Blog: The Private Tenancies Bill: one step closer to a genuine housing market failure?

As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves toward Stage 3 of scrutiny at the Scottish Parliament, PRS 4 Scotland is urging providers and businesses in the PRS to let their MSPs know what they think of the proposed legislation.

Published 26 February 2016

New book recalls the ‘forgotten problem’ of rural housing

A new book has been launched which explores how rural housing is a ‘forgotten problem’ in Scotland’s housing history and recounts how housing associations responded to the issue.

Published 26 February 2016

Council to ensure that Highland voice is heard on welfare reform

Members of The Highland Council’s resources committee have welcomed the considerable involvement and work carried out by council staff on issues relating to welfare reform and have agreed to support the potential role of local authorities as financial assessment delivery partners for Scotland’s social security system.

Published 26 February 2016

Value for Money Club continues positive discussions into 2016

A tenant’s sense of ‘wellbeing’ may have a dramatic effect on satisfaction with their landlord, according to John Wickenden, data analysis manager at HouseMark.

Published 26 February 2016

Care and Repair Edinburgh sees 17 per cent rise in demand

Care and Repair Edinburgh assisted over 5,000 older and disabled people to continue to live safely at home in the Capital during 2015 – a 17 per cent rise in demand for its services from the previous year.

Published 26 February 2016

Blog: Scottish housing – let's focus on the big strategy

Scotland needs development to be understood as a net benefit to local communities, says Blair Melville, director at Turley Edinburgh.

Published 26 February 2016

Views sought on Argyll and Bute housing strategy

People across Argyll and Bute are being invited to have their say on the future of housing in the area via an online survey.

Published 26 February 2016

Fife Housing Group leads community clean-up in Lochgelly

Local residents and Fife Housing Group colleagues came together this week to take part in a clean-up of bin stores and communal areas in Lochgelly.

Published 26 February 2016

Financial advisers pledge support to Aberdeen Cyrenians

A North East financial services firm is pledging its support to Aberdeen Cyrenians to help fund key projects for those affected by homelessness in the city and surrounding area.

Published 26 February 2016