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Author: Zoe McGuire

Building on targets

In Scotland we are at the lowest level of housebuilding in over 60 years. In 2012, across all sectors, 14,877 homes were built. We need to look all the way back to 1947 to find a lower...

Many Happy Returns

Get the balloons out – this week is the first birthday of Shelter Scotland’s Reclaim Your Fees toolkit! The past year has seen over 2,300 tenants downloading our online toolkit to claim...

Raising the question of rents

Back in November, the law was clarified around the fees that letting agents and landlords charge to tenants. It is now absolutely clear that all fees including admin fees, reservation fees...

The Devil’s in the Detail

Last week the Scottish Government released the quarterly update of the official homelessness statistics for Scotland. Unsurprisingly, as a homelessness charity working in Scotland, the...