Housing and Social Justice
25th October 2017 by tomgorham
A few days ago we blogged about the changes coming to private renting. From December 1, every new private tenancy will be a private residential tenancy. We told you about the benefits to tenants, but we worked with landlords and other representative bodies to make sure we took their interests into account when we developed...
20th October 2017 by tomgorham
Big changes to private renting are on the way. At the moment most private tenancies in Scotland are either short assured or assured tenancies. But from December 1, every new one will be a private residential tenancy. That’s good news for tenants, as you’ll benefit in three main ways. First, new tenancies will be more...
27th September 2017 by tomgorham
We have a target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes in Scotland during the lifetime of this Parliament. That’s ambitious. Nowhere more so than in The Highland Council area, given its complex and demanding geography. Here the challenge is to approve 500-600 homes a year across 40 to 50 individual projects in an area bigger than...