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

Electrical trade body raises the alarm on new fire and smoke detector regulations

A campaign to raise public awareness of new safety regulations affecting all homes has been launched by SELECT, Scotland’s leading trade body for the electrical industry.

Published 20 November 2019

Trade body warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of new fire safety regulations

New fire safety regulations under consideration by the UK Government could undermine existing qualifications that currently ensure contractors are qualified and competent to carry out work in their field, the trade body for Scotland’s electrical industry has warned.

Published 6 August 2019

Call for more stringent controls on electrical safety in privately rented accommodation

The campaigning body for Scotland’s electrotechnical trade industry has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration.

Published 27 June 2018

Campaign to encourage landlords to ensure repairs meet required standards

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords across the country to ensure all repairs or upgrades meet required standards and are carried out by accredited professionals, whilst also calling for more to be done to enforce those standards to ensure properties are safe for tenants.

Published 18 April 2017

SELECT urges private landlords to remember new obligations

SELECT, the campaigning trade body for Scotland's electrical sector, has urged private landlords to remember that five-yearly electrical checks will become mandatory from 1 December 2015.

Published 9 November 2015