Tags - Housing

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 &...

Landlords appeal to Scottish Government on energy efficiency improvement works


10 Jun 2020


Landlords of private rented homes and their agents are urging the Scottish Government to consider the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy...

Dialogue key to rent review process


20 May 2020

Communication between landlords and tenants - especially in relation to the impact of Covid-19 - is vital when conducting rent reviews, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Responding to a call from...

Aid for select few private rental landlords


7 May 2020

The Scottish Government has published details of its promised interest-free loan for private landlords.

The Private Rent Sector Landlord COVID-19 Loan Scheme, a £5 million fund, will offer...

Fair and accurate energy efficiency tests for housing are essential


9 Apr 2020

Helping homeowners to reduce environmental impacts and continue the fight against climate change must be at the core of new owner-occupied housing standards says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the...