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New Build House Completions up 9%

Quarterly Statistics Published There were 21,825 all-sector new build homes completed in Scotland in the year to end June 2022, according to quarterly statistics on housebuilding and affordable housing supply published 25th by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. This is an increase of 9% (1,806 homes) on

Protections for Tenants Extended

Minister Confirms Intention to Cap Rents at 3% Emergency measures to protect tenants will be extended, Tenants Rights’ Minister Patrick Harvie has confirmed, with private rents capped and enforcement of evictions prevented in most cases. Subject to the approval of Parliament, changes to the Cost

Scotland Outperforms UK in Building Affordable Housing

113,000 Houses Built Since 2007 Scotland has continued the trend of outperforming the rest of the UK in delivering affordable housing. In the last financial year, 9,757 homes have been built for social rent, mid-market rent and affordable ownership. This equates to the building 13.9

Supporting Home Ownership this New Year

Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to Help First-time buyers and others on low to medium incomes are being encouraged to take advantage of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to help buy a home in 2023. The scheme allows people to buy a home without

Call For Hosts For Displaced Person From Ukraine

Massive Call for Volunteers in Scotland to Host Ukrainians People across Scotland are being asked to consider if they could open their homes to displaced people from Ukraine as part of a new campaign to find new hosts. – Graeme The people of Scotland deserve

More Choice for People Experiencing Homelessness

Legislation to Suspend Local Connection Rules People experiencing homelessness in Scotland will have the ability to settle and access support wherever they choose under legislation coming into force tomorrow. People can currently be asked to demonstrate their local connection to the area where they present

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

50,000 Affordable Homes Target Reached

Delivery at highest rate since 2000-01. More than 50,000 affordable homes have been delivered since the start of the last Parliament, boosting efforts to reduce inequality by providing more warm, safe, high-quality places to live. – Graeme  Across the four years between 2017/18 and 2020/21,

Fire Alarm Funding Increased

Extra £500,000 to support most vulnerable. More elderly and disabled people will be helped to install fire alarms that save lives and meet new building standards rules thanks to an additional £500,000 in funding. This doubles the funding already given to Care and Repair Scotland

Extra £16m to Tackle Homelessness

Funding for Rapid Rehousing Councils are being given an extra £16 million to help tackle homelessness by moving people swiftly from temporary accommodation into settled homes. The funding, to be awarded over the next two financial years, takes the total investment in rapid rehousing to