Chris Dunn: Banking and finance - issues currently facing housing associations

Chris Dunn, partner at Brodies LLP, details the current issues facing Scottish housing associations in terms of banking and finance in the current COVID-19 climate.

Published 6 April 2020

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which received Royal Assent last month.

Published 7 August 2019

Eildon secures £40m private placement deal to boost major build programme

Eildon Housing Association has secured a £40 million private placement deal with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), the major investor’s first private placement with a Scottish housing association.

Published 12 July 2019

Lisa Kinroy: New rules for FOI – what Scottish housing associations need to know

Lisa Kinroy on the upcoming extension of Freedom of Information legislation to registered social landlords.

Published 13 May 2019

Scotland’s first 100% renewable biomass heat and power district network opens

A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes.

Published 26 April 2019

Blog: Housing associations: Is less regulation a good thing?

Chris Dun charts recent changes to the Scottish Housing Regulator's powers regarding registered social landlords (RSLs) and debates whether less regulation is a good thing.

Published 5 July 2018

Blog: Call-in by Scottish Ministers

Why do Ministers call-in planning cases? Does it make any difference to outcomes? Neil Collar from Brodies discusses.

Published 2 December 2016

Planning reform a ‘golden opportunity’ for public and private sector to tackle housing shortage

The Scottish Government’s ongoing consultation on the future of planning in Scotland presents a ‘golden opportunity’ for the private and public sectors to work in partnership to tackle the shortage of new homes, a housebuilding conference hosted by Brodies LLP heard.

Published 7 March 2016