Scottish Liberal Democrats

Over 60,000 complaints lodged over pests in council houses

Over 60,000 complaints about pests in council houses have been lodged with local authorities in Scotland over the past three years, according to new figures.

Published 8 July 2019

National Housing Trust scheme criticised for ‘reviving Right to Buy’

The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.

Published 16 February 2018

Call for renovation loans to clear Scotland’s 1,000 long-term homes empty

The Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a new loan scheme to help with the cost of renovating empty homes, after the party discovered almost 1,000 properties have lain empty for over a decade.

Published 29 January 2018

Scottish Liberal Democrats pledge to create housing and infrastructure development bank

A housing and infrastructure development bank will be created to stimulate major capital investment across the UK under new plans by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Published 1 June 2017

Lib Dems highlight importance of affordable housing in tackling poverty

Meeting the needs for affordable housing is a particularly important step towards tackling poverty, cutting family living costs and building opportunities, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.

Published 13 April 2017

Figures reveal rise in children without a home at Christmas

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action on homelessness after the number of children who are homeless at Christmas was found to have increased by 16 per cent since 2013.

Published 4 January 2017

Funding call to boost number of island affordable homes

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish Government to introduce a new fund to support the development of affordable housing for Scotland’s islands.

Published 13 September 2016

Lib Dems pledge more homes for rent and ‘fair’ Scottish welfare system

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans to increase in housing supply by expanding the Housing Fund for Scotland model and tackle youth homelessness through mediation.

Published 18 April 2016