Housing and advice charities have warned that more must be done to tackle rogue landlords caught breaking the rules all over Scotland, despite emergency coronavirus laws.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
Scotland has a higher rate of homeless deaths than other UK countries, according to official statistics showing that 359 people died over a two-year period.
The Scottish Government is failing to meet targets to boost the number of affordable homes for rural and island communities, according to documents obtained by The Ferret.
Scotland’s most indebted housing associations have insisted they could withstand a worst-case Brexit, following a warning from the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Edinburgh City Council has broken the law 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than seven days.
Local authorities across Scotland have paid out more than half a billion pounds putting homeless people in temporary accommodation in the last five years.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
The Scottish Government has been urged to drop Help to Buy subsidies for home-buyers after data reveals it mainly benefits big house-builders.