Homes for Scotland
The number of loans issued to first-time buyers in Scotland has increased by 5%, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Published 23 February 2017
New research from Bank of Scotland has concluded that first-time buyers in Scotland are on average £860 a year better off than those who rent.
Published 20 February 2017
Two leading female figures from Scotland’s home building industry have returned from building a home for a vulnerable family in Mumbai, raising over £10,000 in the process to support charity Habitat for Humanity.
Published 9 February 2017
Scotland’s housing crisis was thrown into the spotlight yesterday as long-term plans to tackle the same problem south of the border were announced by the UK government, industry body Homes for Scotland has said.
Published 8 February 2017
Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed two new members of staff for 2017, as industry figures David Ogilvie and Dan Cookson join the team to provide maternity cover for director of policy Karen Campbell.
Published 3 February 2017
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned that the country’s home builders face the prospect of paying a double levy to support apprenticeship training unless funds are ring-fenced to support the sector.
Published 26 January 2017
Older homeowners looking to downsize should not have to pay the Scottish Government’s Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) on their purchase in a bid to free up homes for younger buyers and re-energise the country’s flagging property market, housing experts have claimed.
Published 24 January 2017
Two of the best known female faces in Scotland’s home building industry are in the midst of final arrangements as they prepare to fly to India later this month to help some of the country’s most marginalised communities build their own homes.
Published 16 January 2017
Keenly-awaited proposals for transforming the planning system have been positively received by the country’s home builders.
Published 11 January 2017
The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.
Published 16 December 2016
Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has said that the latest statistics on Scotland’s planning decision times further substantiates its claims that builders are finding it harder than ever to make a start on new sites and get much needed homes out of the ground.
Published 15 December 2016
Almost 16,000 new homes were built in the 12 months leading up to June 2016, an increase of four per cent on the same period the previous year, according to new figures.
Published 14 December 2016
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) is inviting entries from across a variety of categories for its 2017 awards scheme.
Published 13 December 2016
Homes for Scotland has welcomed new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showing more loans advanced to first-time buyers in Scotland during the third quarter of 2016 than any other since 2007.
Published 24 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an £800 million increase in capital spending for Scotland over the next five years.
Published 24 November 2016