Tags - Housing

5 Takeaways from the Housing Forum

Blog Post

6 Feb 2020

Private water supplies was the topic covered at the first ever SLE National Housing Forum. The Forum is a way for members to come together round the table and share experiences, problems and practical...

EPC regs: landlords given crucial extra six months


27 Jan 2020

Landlords of private rental property will now have until October 2020 rather than 1 April 2020 to complete any required energy efficiency changes to their properties.

The announcement of these...

Lack of guidance from Scottish Government putting homes at risk


22 Jan 2020

A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector.


No one-sized-fits-all solution to empty homes in Scotland


10 Jan 2020

A vital link exists between the number of empty homes and the vitality of a remote, rural community, particularly in areas with a declining population.

That was one of a number of key messages to...

Scotland’s vital tourism sector must be supported


9 Jan 2020

At a time when Scotland’s fragile rural economy is facing unprecedented changes and an uncertain future, care must be taken to ensure any changes to the regulations for short-term lets doesn’t have a...

Meeting the next generation

Blog Post

2 Oct 2019

Our policy adviser Marcelina Hamilton, who has recently qualified as a chartered surveyor, went back to University for the day to talk to students about what a future career in helping rural Scotland...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Rural Housing Award

Blog Post

23 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner takes place in just a weeks’ time, so we are taking a closer look at each of the finalists in our nine diverse categories here on our blog. In some rural...

Affordable homes landlords should have access to funds to help with energy efficiency


13 Sep 2019

Private Landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties says Scottish Land...

Electrical wiring regulations – tricky to digest?

Blog Post

26 Jul 2019

Mike Buchanan from Cambusmore Estate in Perthshire, takes us through some recent changes to electrical requirements. 

A new 18th edition of the electrical wiring regulations, known as BS 7671:2018...

Short-term lets - a balancing act

Blog Post

12 Jul 2019

Marcelina Hamilton is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for rural business and property. Here she explains why it’s important to get the balance right for any new regulations introduced to the...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business...

Dormont Park Passivhaus development

HIH Case Study

3 May 2019

The development

Dormont Park, on Dormont Estate, is an award winning development of 8No. new homes for long term affordable rent developed, owned and managed by SLE member Jamie Carruthers.