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  • Scottish Housing Matters - issue 56 Subscription

    05/12/2011Policy and practice

    Scottish Housing Matters Issue 56 - Includes articles on the opening of the CIH Scotland office, Housing: a human rights issue,  Analysis of the Scotland budget, Planning for an ageing population and 2012 homelessness

  • Meeting the housing challenge: building a consensus for action

    21/02/2012Policy and practice

    Meeting the housing challenge: building a consensus for action Following the announcement by the First Minister in July last year that a Housing Bill would be included in the Welsh Government’s five-year legislative programme, work has been

  • Proving Charter compliance could lead to red tape headache, says CIH Scotland


    What worries us is the potential for a new industry which sees landlords having to put so much effort into the process of proving compliance that attention is taken away from delivering the services themselves. We know this isn’t the Scottish

  • Good, bad and ugly housing bill changes, CIH Scotland tells MSPs


    “It seems pointless to try to remove references to landlords using their discretion, as in each individual case, with or without the references, the landlord will still have to come to a view as to whether the tenant is doing enough to make efforts

  • CIH Scotland briefing for MSPs on stage 3 of the housing (Scotland) Bill


    In CIH Scotland’s view, the value of the wording is to helpfully clarify that the matters in question are matters on which discretion in any event needs to be exercised, and so despite the amendments not having the effect intended for them, we

  • Charter process needs more focus, says CIH Scotland


    "We do recognise that for various legal and Parliamentary reasons, the Charter process can't be brought forward, but a sharper focus is needed to avoid everyone going round in circles. Hopefully the Scottish Government's discussion paper, expected in

  • Charter challenges remain, says CIH Scotland


    And for both landlords and tenants, a big practical issue will be developing good systems for self-assessing performance and finding realistic ways of involving in this process those tenants who want to contribute.” CIH Scotland’s short response