Tags - Housing

Homes at the heart of rural communities: Our Annual Conference case studies

Blog Post

24 May 2022

The Scottish Land & Estates' Flagship Annual Conference 2022 entitled 'Homes at the heart of rural communities' took place on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh. During...

Organisations warn Scotland's private rented sector jeopardised by tenancy reforms


5 May 2022

Three organisations have written a joint open letter to the Scottish Government warning that the supply of homes for rent – particularly in rural Scotland - may be irreparably damaged by proposed new...

Key dates for short-term lets licenses


27 Jan 2022

The Scottish Government has provided further information for short-term lets operators following the recent vote in the Scottish Parliament which approved a licensing scheme for all short- term let...

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...