Tags - Housing

SLE comments on the Scottish Government’s short-term lets licensing order update


8 Oct 2021

The Scottish Government has written to the Local Government, Housing and Planning (LGHP) Committee with proposed revisions to its draft short-term lets licensing order. The changes include removing...

Short-term lets licensing scheme temporarily delayed due to over 1000 consultation responses


26 Aug 2021

SLE has recently received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Shona Robison, setting out the Scottish Government’s next steps for its short-term...

Land for Housing Report published by Scottish Land Commission


18 Aug 2021

The Scottish Land Commission (SLC) has published its Land for Housing Report, which sets out their proposals on how increased affordable housing can be delivered across Scotland.

The report details...

SLE calls for Scottish Government rethink on one size fits all approach to short-term lets


13 Aug 2021

New licensing laws being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities, at a time when people are reeling from the wide-scale impacts of Covid-19...

Finance and policy will determine success of Scotland’s long term housing ambitions


16 Mar 2021

Continuously improving Scotland’s housing stock is a vision shared by all stakeholders but requires the right policies and funding become reality.

Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business...

SLE welcomes Scottish Government decision to withdraw short-term lets licensing regulations


18 Feb 2021

B&Bs, self-caterers and other providers of rural accommodation breathed a sigh of relief today following the Scottish Government’s decision to withdraw their proposed short-term lets licensing...

SLE opposes inappropriate regulations on B&Bs, self-caterers and small businesses


25 Jan 2021

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has warned that proposed Scottish Government regulations for short-term let accommodation could have disastrous consequences for the rural economy.

The regulations are...

Proposed Fair Rents Bill could unintentionally create higher rents


9 Dec 2020

Tenants could be subjected to higher and more frequent rent rises if the Fair Rents Bill is passed through the Scottish Parliament as planned, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business...

Blanket approach to short-term lets could harm rural Scotland


16 Oct 2020

New regulations being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities, most of whom are already under severe pressure dealing with the wide-scale...

Proposed changes to Scotland’s planning system could hamper green recovery


9 Oct 2020

Proposed changes to Scotland’s planning system could hamper a green recovery, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the organisation which represents landowners and businesses, has warned today.


The Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Blog Post

1 Sep 2020

Gavin Mowat, our Policy Adviser, gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee today on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill. Here he updates us on the key issues.


SLE welcomes new report on rural housing supply


15 Jul 2020

Commenting on a new report published by Savills for the Scottish Land Commission,  ‘The role of land in enabling new housing supply in rural Scotland’, Gavin Mowat, Policy Adviser at Scottish Land &...