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Wheatley Group becomes 50-50 joint owner of City Building Glasgow

Wheatley Group has today confirmed it will progress plans to deliver its repairs and maintenance service through a new joint venture (JV) with Glasgow City Council.

Published 25 February 2016

Rental Income Guarantee scheme to deliver thousands of PRS homes

Plans for a new Scotland-wide housing initiative that could help deliver thousands of purpose-built homes for private rent have been unveiled by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 25 February 2016

New head of planning appointed by Homes for Scotland

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has today announced the internal appointment of Tammy Adams as head of planning.

Published 25 February 2016

Holyrood commits to exemption for large scale investors from LBTT surcharge

The Scottish Government is to exempt transactions of six or more homes from the additional LBTT surcharge.

Published 25 February 2016

CIH Scotland calls for additional affordable housing funding to be maintained

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.

Published 25 February 2016

£114m to be invested in council housing across West Dunbartonshire

Councillors in West Dunbartonshire have agreed to a four per cent increase in rent for council tenants to help fund £114 million worth of improvements for tenants.

Published 25 February 2016

Edinburgh Council’s budget management ‘getting back on track’

The City of Edinburgh Council is on a "far sounder financial footing" than a year ago after making considerable progress towards balancing its books, according to a report from the Accounts Commission.

Published 25 February 2016

Loreburn Housing Association and DGFirst enter into new repairs contract

Loreburn Housing Association has cemented its successful working relationship with DGFirst after securing a contract for the delivery of Repairs and Gas Servicing.

Published 25 February 2016

Clackmannanshire Council agrees £13.5m housing investment

Over £13.5 million will be invested in council homes in Clackmannanshire during the forthcoming financial year as the local authority approved its annual budget.

Published 25 February 2016

Cordale Housing Association confirms second consecutive rent freeze

Cordale Housing Association has confirmed that it is freezing rent rates for a second consecutive financial year.

Published 25 February 2016

Cabinet secretary lends support to Link Group’s Help to Adapt pilot

An initiative which helps older people live independently at home for longer has been given support by cabinet secretary for social justice, communities and pensioners’ rights, Alex Neil.

Published 25 February 2016

Next phase of Help to Buy ‘vital’ to sustaining growth in house purchase lending

A year-on-year growth in house purchase lending in Scotland has been welcomed as a signal of optimism for the sector by the country’s home building industry.

Published 25 February 2016

River Clyde Homes engages with the customers of tomorrow

River Clyde Homes is creating a selection of show flats at its £26 million Broomhill regeneration project in Greenock that will be available for prospective tenants to view in the coming months.

Published 25 February 2016

Courses help young people in Perth get ready for renting

Young people have successfully taken part in “Renting Ready” courses in Perth to prepare them for a successful tenancy.

Published 25 February 2016

Scottish Government responds to Housing and Wellbeing Commission report

The Scottish Government has agreed with the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing that housing is fundamental to the wellbeing, fairness and prosperity of the country and has vowed to undertake a number of measures in line with the Commission’s recommendations.

Published 24 February 2016