Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year.
Published 29 June 2020
The number of empty homes in Aberdeen has almost tripled in the last four years.
Published 22 June 2020
The promotion of the compulsory purchase of two empty homes in Govanhill has been agreed by Glasgow City Council. The purchases of these pr
Published 18 June 2020
The Scottish Government’s work to tackle empty homes has been put on hold due to “changed priorities” and the implications of the coronavirus crisis, housing minister Kevin Stewart has admitted.
Published 9 June 2020
A letter has been issued to the housing sector on the importance of bringing empty properties back into use and support for victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Published 1 June 2020
Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.
Published 18 May 2020
Services are set to be enhanced in South Lanarkshire which aim to increase the number of long term empty homes being brought back into use.
Published 24 February 2020
The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer.
Published 22 January 2020
Empty homes renovated under a scheme intended to ease pressure on housing stocks are being rented out to tourists in the Western Isles, according to a new report.
Published 16 January 2020
The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will hold a debate today as part of its inquiry into empty homes in Scotland.
Published 7 January 2020
SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has renewed the party’s call for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use empty homes to house veterans – after new figures showed more than 1,000 army homes remain unoccupied.
Published 23 December 2019
North Ayrshire Council has been congratulated for its outstanding efforts to bring empty homes back into use.
Published 18 December 2019
A strategy to bring between 200-250 empty homes back into use annually over three years in Glasgow has been approved by councillors.
Published 3 December 2019
Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today.
Published 20 November 2019
Between 200-250 empty homes back into use annually over three years if Glasgow councillors approve the next stages of a new strategy.
Published 20 November 2019