Scottish Green Party
A new campaign has been launched to control the “rapid and unregulated growth” of short-term lets which sees owners of residential properties offer them as holiday accommodation.
Published 7 November 2017
The City of Edinburgh Council should be at the head of the queue to use new legal powers to tackle soaring rents in the private rented sector, the city’s Green councillors have argued.
Published 3 October 2017
Giving local councils the power to tax the 20,000 football pitches’ worth of vacant and derelict land in Scotland could generate £200 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis, according to research by the Scottish Greens.
Published 19 September 2017
Over £10 million of taxes are being avoided this year due to the boom in private homes being let out as holiday accommodation during the Edinburgh festival, according to an MSP.
Published 4 August 2017
The Scottish Green Party launched its general election manifesto yesterday, promising to fight for the principles of truly affordable homes, with rent controls and better rights for tenants.
Published 30 May 2017
Around half of the homes in Edinburgh city centre will be holidays lets by 2050 if current trends continue, the Scottish Green Party has suggested.
Published 8 May 2017
The Scottish Green Party has launched its national manifesto for the local council elections, prioritising new homes that are affordable, low-carbon and connected to local services.
Published 12 April 2017
A report detailing the scale of the problem with “short-term lets” in Scotland’s capital has been published by a Green MSP.
Published 7 April 2017
Published 20 March 2017
Housebuilders have called for the Scottish Government to adopt an all tenure approach to housing delivery after new figures revealed a fall in the number of new homes getting underway.
Published 15 March 2017
Scotland’s local authorities are to benefit from an additional £160 million investment to spend on local priorities over the next year as part of the Scottish budget process.
Published 3 February 2017
Scotland’s social housing sector has said that more affordable housing is desperately required to reverse the 17 per cent increase in the number of children living in temporary accommodation.
Published 18 January 2017
Universal Credit has caused a 20 per cent rise in rent arrears from East Lothian Council tenants in just three months since it was introduced, a report has found.
Published 19 December 2016
Scottish Green Party MSPs have expressed disappointment after Holyrood's other main parties voted against proposals to allocate more than the proposed £125 million per year to eradicate fuel poverty.
Published 17 November 2016
Ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on fuel poverty, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman says it’s time to consider what more can be done to steward our housing wealth as a public asset into homes that are warm, watertight and fit for the future.
Published 17 November 2016