Mark Fortune forced to fix flat ‘not fit for human habitation’
An Edinburgh property firm owned by landlord Mark Fortune has been ordered to make one of its flats…
Glasgow homeless hotel making up to a million for ‘rundown’ rooms sparks outrage
A Glasgow hotel housing vulnerable homeless people is being run “like an open prison” while charging £1,400 a month for cramped and rundown rooms, it is alleged.
Claim SNP delivered over 105,000 affordable homes is True
Ferret Fact Service looks into an SNP claim about affordable housing.
Councils spent almost £300m on private firms ‘profiting from misery’ of homelessness
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.
More than 13,000 Scots households in temporary accommodation seeking homes
More than 13,000 Scots households – including 7,510 children – were in temporary accommodation at the end of September last year waiting for housing due to homelessness, according to official figures.
‘Shocking’ figures show half of record number of homeless deaths related to drugs
Homeless people must be given “more than just a roof over their heads,” say campaigners, after official figures revealed a record number died last year.
Councils offering “lucrative loopholes’ to developers, says housing charity
A major developer which bought land from a golf club will not have to build affordable housing due to a "loophole".
‘Completely Unaffordable’: Flats in former public building let for up to £2,500
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.
Children’s commissioner calls for ‘urgent review’ of asylum mother and baby unit
Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has written to the Home Office's accommodation provider, calling for an “urgent review" of a Glasgow mother and baby unit for asylum seekers.