Tags - Housing

Tenant Farming Commissioner and industry bodies advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on-site meetings


31 Mar 2020

The Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), in association with industry bodies NFUS (National Farmers Union, Scotland) and SLE (Scottish Land & Estates), on 30 March issued advice about the implications...

Delaying energy efficiency regulations the ‘right decision’


27 Mar 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that they have taken the decision not to introduce the Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, which had been due to...

Open Letter to Minister for Housing on impacts of COVID-19 on rural housing


26 Mar 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has written to Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, to express concerns regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on landlords ability to...

School kids hold the key to future greener homes


28 Feb 2020

Scottish school children should be taught how their actions now can impact on climate change and the kind of homes they will live in in the future.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has today (28...

SLE supports improvements amnesty as deadline approaches


27 Feb 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has said the organisation and its members are fully supportive of the amnesty for tenants’ improvements as the June 2020 deadline fast approaches.

Earlier this week, the...

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...