Homes for Scotland



Homes for Scotland welcomes First Home Fund extension but restates planning concerns

Proposed changes to Scottish planning regulations are at odds with the welcome extension of the First Home Fund, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 28 September 2020

Homes for Scotland urges government to issue 'clear statement of intent' on all-tenure housing target

The Scottish Government must issue a clear statement of intent on the need to deliver 25,000 new homes of all tenures each year and mandate public agencies to work in partnership with developers across sectors to achieve this, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 23 September 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (large) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - large.

Published 24 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (medium) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - medium.

Published 21 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (small) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - small.

Published 20 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Associate Member of the Year shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Associate Member of the Year.

Published 19 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Innovation of the Year shortlist

Homes for Scotland has announced there will be no winners of its 2020 Awards this year, but all shortlisted candidates will be revealed to recognise the efforts of successful submissions, kicking off with the Innovation of the Year award.

Published 18 August 2020

Government planning proposals ‘at odds’ with announcement on generating growth and supporting jobs

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.

Published 6 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 'frustrated' by poor performance on crucial planning decisions

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has described another overall increase in decision times for housing applications as “hugely frustrating”.

Published 22 July 2020

LBTT threshold increased to £250,000 and £50m added to First Home Fund

The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 10 July 2020

Demand surges for new build homes while most people appreciate their home ‘more than ever’

With show homes and sales offices in Scotland now open again as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, builders are reporting strong levels of interest.

Published 2 July 2020

Help to Buy scheme extended as construction given all clear for gradual return to sites

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a return to construction work on sites in Scotland and a 12-month extension to the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.

Published 12 June 2020

Homes for Scotland welcomes first step towards creation of New Homes Ombudsman scheme

Homes for Scotland has welcomed the appointment of an interim New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) as the first step towards the creation of a New Homes Ombudsman (NHO) scheme.

Published 28 May 2020

Households ‘still waiting on urgent clarity’ about moving home

Homes for Scotland has expressed its continuing frustration at what it views as an unnecessary further delay to a safe return to work for Scotland’s home building industry.

Published 22 May 2020

Video: Homes for Scotland makes case for return to work on The Nine

Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay appeared on BBC Scotland’s The Nine this week to outline why she thinks the home building industry is uniquely placed to begin a safe, phased return to work and complete the 6,000 homes currently awaiting finishing touches.

Published 20 May 2020