City of Edinburgh Council



Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

Edinburgh residents encouraged to have say on short term lets

The City of Edinburgh Council’s housing and economy convener, Cllr Kate Campbell, is encouraging residents to have their say on short term lets by taking part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on the regulation of the industry.

Published 5 June 2019

Sod cutting launches new phase of homes at Pennywell Living

Hundreds of new homes are closer to becoming a reality after work got under way on the latest phase of regeneration in Pennywell.

Published 3 June 2019

Edinburgh landlords ‘could hold key’ to reducing homelessness with Help to Rent initiative

The City of Edinburgh Council is working with national homelessness charity Crisis in a new partnership to unlock access to the private rented sector for homeless people across the city.

Published 31 May 2019

UK’s only Housing First for Youth programme to expand to Edinburgh

As support grows across Scotland for increased investment in the Housing First approach to end homelessness, Rock Trust and Almond Housing Association’s pioneering programme is leading the way for care experienced young people.

Published 29 May 2019

Up to 1,000 more Build to Rent homes planned at Harbour Gateway

A Build to Rent project on Edinburgh’s Western Harbour is planning to expand as residents are welcomed into the latest phase of the development.

Published 29 May 2019

Study will 'help future proof' Edinburgh's success

Research into Edinburgh’s future commercial property needs commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council will helping future proof the success of the capital for generations to come, the authority has said.

Published 23 May 2019

New homes mark completion of £70m transformation of Hyvots

Residents in an Edinburgh community celebrated the opening of 24 new homes which signalled the final chapter in a £70 million regeneration project.

Published 10 May 2019

Expert highlights rent controls as key to reducing poverty in Edinburgh

The independent chair of a commission tasked with tackling poverty in Edinburgh has called for the introduction of strict rent controls in the city.

Published 30 April 2019

Prevention work brings Edinburgh’s homelessness figures down by a fifth

Prevention work by the City of Edinburgh Council has led to a significant reduction in the number of homeless presentations over the last five years.

Published 10 April 2019

New independent housing alliance launches in Edinburgh

Eight housing associations and co-operatives in Edinburgh have established a new alliance to share skills, experience and resources which will allow them to deliver an enhanced service to their customers and the wider community.

Published 25 March 2019

Studies to explore plans for Edinburgh’s homeless to share tenancies or rent rooms in PRS

Matching people who are living in bed and breakfast accommodation to share a tenancy or supporting them into renting a room in private homes are options to be explored by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 25 March 2019

Homeless people ‘have 18-month wait’ for permanent home in Edinburgh

People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.

Published 5 March 2019

Edinburgh Council to progress tenement flat buy back offer to allow for repairs

A new initiative which will see the City of Edinburgh Council buy tenement flats from owners and rent them back to ensure essential repairs are carried out are to be progressed.

Published 25 January 2019

Edinburgh Living affordable housing partnership delivers first new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust.

Published 24 January 2019