1. Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update: New Housebuilding and Affordable Housing Supply (published 28 March 2023)

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  2. Tenement dwellings - provision of Building Reserve Funds: report

    A report commissioned to allow the Scottish Government to make a determination on the required level(s) of monetary commitment from tenants/landlords in relation to Building Reserve Funds (BRF).

  3. Mobile homes pitch fees - annual uprating index: consultation

    This consultation asks for views on changing the measure for uprating pitch fees for Scottish contracts under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 from Retail Prices Index to Consumer Prices Index, and on options for making the change in legislation.

  4. More time to apply for short-term lets licences

    Pragmatic approach to support hosts during cost of living crisis.

  5. Supporting home ownership this new year

    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.

  6. Licensing scheme opens for short-term lets

    Measures to establish consistent standards across the country.

  7. Accessing help for cost of living

    New website provides ‘one stop shop’ for advice and information.

  8. Improvements to shared equity housing scheme

    Veterans and disabled people among those to benefit.

  9. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  10. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  11. Quarterly Housing Statistics, December 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  12. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

  13. External wall systems in existing multi-storey residential buildings - fire risk: advice note

    This Scottish Advice Note (SAN) provides advice for those responsible for fire safety in residential buildings including building owners/managers/residents groups responsible for determining the fire risk posed by external wall systems on existing multi-storey residential buildings. It will also be of interest to fire risk assessors and specialist external wall appraisal experts.

  14. More than 100,000 affordable homes delivered

    Milestone on path to fairer Scotland.

  15. Shared equity schemes: privacy notice

    A notice illustrating how we will use your personal data in relation to certain shared equity schemes.

  16. Householder permitted development rights: guidance - updated 2021

    Guidance explaining householder permitted development rights and what can be built without submitting a planning application.

  17. A new standard for housing

    Ensuring equal quality of homes.

  18. Housing needs of minority ethnic groups: evidence review

    This report provides a review of the literature on the housing needs and experiences of minority ethnic groups in Scotland, and presents results of secondary data analysis. The research also identifies gaps in the evidence and suggests areas where further research could be useful.

  19. Scottish Household Survey User Engagement Report 2020

    This report summarises the results of the user engagement that has been undertaken on the outputs produce from the 2019 Scottish Household Survey

  20. Renewable heat scheme for homeowners

    Support to reduce energy usage.

  21. Proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

    Change to implementation due to coronavirus impact.

  22. Help to Buy (Scotland): equality impact assessment

    The Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build and Help to Buy Smaller Developers schemes are the successor schemes of the Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme. This document is the result of the Equalities Impact Assessment for the scheme.

  23. 11% rise in number of new build homes completed in 2019

    A National Statistics Publication.

  24. First Home Fund pilot success

    Scheme expected to support 8,000 households by April.

  25. First Home Fund: standing instructions

    Standing instructions for solicitors for the First Home Fund shared equity scheme.

  26. First Home Fund: scheme overview

    An overview of the First Home Fund shared equity scheme as a comparison table.

  27. Action to help home buyers

    Tax changes will be introduced next week.

  28. Help for homebuyers and employment support

    Finance Secretary announces measures to boost the economy.

  29. Extension to Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme

    Continued support for house-building industry and buyers.

  30. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  31. Social care at heart of response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Scottish Government to meet increased costs.

  32. Helping homeowners maintain tenements

    Advice and support to resolve disputes over shared upkeep.

  33. Homeowners protected

    Property factor removed from the register.

  34. Help to buy a home

    Thousands of first-time buyers assisted.

  35. First Home Fund: sample application form

    Sample application form for the First Home Fund.

  36. Young people and families helped to buy their own homes

    First-time buyers get on property ladder.

  37. 4% rise in number of new build homes completed

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  38. Help to Buy Affordable New Build 2019: administrative procedures for agents

    Updated guidance for administering agents on managing and assessing applications. Previous guidance was published in 2018.

  39. After sale shared equity procedures: guidance 2019

    Updated guidance to procedures to be followed for all after sale transactions related to shared equity properties.

  40. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2019

    Updated guidance for administering agents on the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme's administrative procedures.

  41. Residential mobile home site licensing: information for residents

    Information about recent changes to the law relating to licensing of residential mobile home (park home) sites.

  42. Compulsory purchase in Scotland: guide for property owners and occupiers

    Guidance for owners and occupiers who believe they may be affected by a compulsory purchase project.

  43. New fire safety standards for Scottish homes

    All domestic properties to have smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms.

  44. Mobile homes: model standards for residential site licenses

    Guidance to local authorities on site licence conditions for mobile home, park home or caravan sites which are licensed to have permanent residents.

  45. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2018

    Updated guidance for administering agents on the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme's administrative procedures.

  46. Support for businesses and households affected by Glasgow fire

    95% of hardship relief and emergency funding for residents provided by Scottish Government.

  47. Affordable housing for older people

    Shared equity schemes increase access to housing and home ownership.

  48. Council tax dwellings and tax base figures for 2017

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  49. After-sale shared equity procedures: guidance

    Guidance to cover after-sale procedures in relation to Scottish Government’s various shared equity schemes.

  50. Nuisance calls action plan

    New measures introduced to tackle nuisance and scam callers.

  51. Home safety paramount

    Consultation on protecting homes against fire and smoke.

  52. 29% increase in affordable housing approvals

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  53. Widening access to home ownership support

    Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme higher price cap retained for 2018/19.

  54. Drop in home repossessions

    Sharp drop in repossessions going through court.

  55. Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2015-16

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  56. Housing boost for the islands

    Minister announces £5 million Islands Housing Fund.

  57. 50 affordable homes for Fort William

    £2.5m charitable bond used to fund new homes.

  58. Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

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