Councils have been accused of a “moral failure” to provide decent housing to homeless people and of overseeing a “fiscal disaster” as costs top quarter of a billion.
Campaigners have renewed calls for more affordable housing and rent controls after it emerged flats in a former public building were being let for up to £2,500 a month.
Scotland’s public land is being sold off to housing developers building luxury homes and sidelining local people, The Ferret can reveal.
Council and police must offer increased support to Fortune tenants and neighbours, say campaigners.
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
Tenants of Scotland's largest housing association who have suffered damp and mould are calling for action on repairs, as questions about use of furlough are raised.
Hundreds of tenants in Scotland have been handed eviction notices since the beginning of lockdown, despite government advice for landlords to be flexible during the pandemic.
Experts have called for “radical change” and an overhaul of Scotland’s laws to tackle thousands of vacant and derelict sites.
Glasgow tenants said they were given no prior warning about the dangerous exterior of their buildings, after urgent repairs left many locked out for days during the coronavirus pandemic.