Kevin Stewart MSP

Kevin Stewart MSP

Written 35 posts

Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care (Previously: Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning)

We’re changing private renting for the better

22nd November 2017

From 1 December a new private residential tenancy will be introduced, giving greater security to tenants and safeguards for landlords. This new type of tenancy will have no end date and can only be ended either by a tenant giving written notice to their landlord or by the landlord using one of 18 grounds for…

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Housing has the power to change lives

21st September 2017

As Housing Minister I have seen first-hand the difference the right home in the right place can make to an individual, a couple or a family. Last month I opened a new housing association development and one of the families I spoke to, whose child has autism, told me their new home and its garden…

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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament

5th September 2017

Legislation will support the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes I’m delighted that legislation to support the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes and protect the Scottish Government’s budget has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill responds to last year’s decision by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that Registered…

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Polnoon – a model for housing development

11th May 2017

I appreciate that a blog about a new housing development might not initially seem the most exciting of topics, but after my visit last week to the Polnoon housing development in East Renfrewshire, I hope as you read on you’ll be as enthused as I am about it! As we all know, good-quality, well-planned housing…

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Building change for Scotland – reflections on a big week for housing

17th March 2017

This week has been full of important announcements and milestones for affordable housing in Scotland. At the start of the week the Cabinet Secretary announced that over £590 million will be made available for 2017/18 to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland. I was so pleased to see this announcement being made –…

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