local authority housing

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing, including provision about the abolition of the right to buy, social housing, the law affecting private housing, the regulation of letting agents and the licensing of sites for mobile homes.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People launched an Inquiry in May 2012 to consider progress towards the adoption of the recommendations and the design criteria set out in a progressive report, Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI), published in December 2009.

Short piece of research into the practical challenges of developing and then managing mixed tenure developments in Scotland. A survey was sent out to local authorities and housing associations across Scotland in an attempt to gather information on some of the barriers or challenges associated with mixed tenure developments and how organisations have sought to overcome these. A developer perspective was also sought.

The long-term record of UK housebuilders’ levels of output tells a story of consistent underdelivery. Largely unresponsive to increasing demand, the supply of new homes has been found inadequate a long time before the recent financial crisis, but the crash has made the situation even worse.

Response to the Labour Party Housing Policy Review and its commitment to look across the housing system in its search for policy solutions.

This report explores the interaction between housing and neighbourhood trends across the UK throughout the economic downturn and the start of the recovery.

Report drawing attention to some of the symptoms of the shortage of affordable housing in Scotland. These include lengthening waiting lists, increased use of temporary accommodation, increased competition for decreasing numbers of lets and rising numbers of evictions. To counter these trends the report urges the Scottish Government to continue investing in affordable housing.

Report summarising findings from the regulation and inspection work of the Scottish Housing Regulator and focusing on those areas where there is room for improvement in services for tenants, homeless people and other users of services of social housing providers.

This research looks at the transfer of housing stock from councils to specially established housing associations, concentrating on the ‘second generation’ of transfers carried out since 1997. Focusing mainly on ten case study transfers in urban areas, the study considers how successful these transfers have been.