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New housing regulations

February 4th 2010

The Scottish Parliament this month passed new regulations to allow more use of the private rented sector for rehousing those made unintentionally homeless. Local authorities will have the option to negotiate short assured tenancies with private landlords.

Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil, said:

"It’s imperative we do all we can to achieve our 2012 target of offering all unintentionally homeless, accommodation. We have taken on board the views of key bodies such as Shelter Scotland and COSLA on this issue. The private rented sector has become increasingly professional in recent years and we want to encourage responsible landlords to work with their public sector partners to tackle homelessness."

Firm Foundations, the first major review of housing policy in Scotland, stated that the Scottish Government would carry out a review of the private rented sector and also consult on amending the existing Homeless Person Interim Accommodation (Scotland) Regulations 2002 to enable more use of the private sector to rehouse homeless people.


February 2010



Box clever

Chill factor

Back in the driving seat

Borderline funding cut

Heroin users warned over anthrax contamination

New housing regulations


Sock Mob

Food Not Bombs

On yer bike...

Discharged into the snow

Canadian crack-down

Squatters given access to list of empty houses

Yet another Facebook memorial... that's wrong

Homeless man's body stolen for WWII plot

Dragon chairs Big Issue

Drive thru death

US police attempt to ban camping

Homeless chic hits Milan

Street Heat

Urban nomads

Street Shield 11: Shelter from the Storm


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