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All Quiet on the Universal Credit Front?

Whilst the managed migration of Universal Credit is being introduced very carefully, with a pilot project in Harrogate only starting in July and full migration not taking place until the latter half of 2020, numbers are rapidly growing via new claims and managed migration – and controversy is never far away.

Letting Agent Registration - April 2019 Update

Letting Agent Registration update from April 2019


Guide to MMR - Feedback please

SFHA is planning to commission guidance on Mid-Market Rent. Read the summary of proposed content and get in touch if there is anything missing or redundant.


MMR Benchmarking

At the MMR Forum in March 2019, we discussed the potential to collect some bench-marking information on performance and customer satisfaction. To get us started, I have made some uggested questions, please to get in touch to make suggestions of your own. 


More Homes Scotland Updated Guidance Note

More Homes Scotland have published an updated guidance note which updates the Affordable Housing Supply Programme process and procedures. This guidance superseds the previous guidance dating from January 2019. 


Fuel Poverty Bill Update

The Fuel Poverty Bill has now passed through Stage Two and will now go before the Scottish Parliament for final amendment and approval through a Stage Three debate before the summer recess. 


Model Rules Review

SFHA has commissioned TC Young to update the SFHA Model Rules, and will be consulting members towards the end of April/beginning of May with a draft of these proposals.   


SFHA Briefing Note on Regulatory Framework

An SFHA briefing note on the regulatory framework, detailing the key changes since the consultation and next steps


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SFHA’s AGM and Expert Panel on Housing 2040

SFHA’s 44th Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 28th August at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon.


New Guidance To Protect Those Vulnerable To Risk Of Fire

Although there has been a decrease in the number of fires and related deaths and injuries in domestic premises over the last two decades, a disproportionate number still involve particularly vulnerable groups.


Nominations to the SFHA Board 2019

The candidates for election to the SFHA board have been announced. 


Scottish Government publishes draft practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing and other supported domestic accommodation

The new draft guidance provides practical fire safety advice to protect those vulnerable to the risk of fire and who live at home in supported domestic accommodation.


Can we build a property democracy?

By Sally Thomas, SFHA Chief Executive 


The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It

In an article for the Rethinking Poverty website, SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas reflects on the key messages from the recent SFHA Annual Conference.


Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 receives Royal Assent

Reform of Scotland's planning system takes next step in legislative process.


SFHA Member query: retirement housing policies

This SFHA member query relates to retirement housing policies


Events (53)

SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Chairs Conference 2020

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2019

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West - Oct

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - West - December

SFHA Finance Forum - West - November

SFHA Finance Forum - West - October

SFHA Finance Forum - West - September

SFHA Finance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - East - December

SFHA Finance Forum - East - September

SFHA Procurement Forum - East - June

SFHA Finance Forum - East - June

Procurement Conference 2019

Development Conference: Meeting Housing Need

Price Quality Assessments - Borders

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Borders

Introduction to Procurement - Borders

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West -March

SFHA Procurement Forum - March

ESPD Electronic Module - Borders

Price Quality Assessments - Aberdeen

ESPD Electronic Module - Aberdeen

Introduction to Procurement - Aberdeen

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Aberdeen

Price Quality Assessments - Dundee

Price Quality Assessments - Glasgow

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Glasgow

Introduction to Procurement - Dundee

Introduction to Procurement - Livingston

ESPD Electronic Module - Dundee

ESPD Electronic Module - Livingston

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Dundee

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Livingston

Price Quality Assessments - Livingston

ESPD Electronic Module - Glasgow

Introduction to Procurement - Glasgow

Chairs Conference 2019

Development Conference 2018

SFHA Housing Management Forum - East Nov 2018

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum

Housing Management Conference 2018 - New Date

SFHA Housing Management Forum - TGF Aug 2018

SFHA HM Forum - East July 2018

MMR -Living with Letting Agent Regulation

Energy and Fuel Poverty Conference

SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Meeting Statutory and Regulatory Standards

People, Places & Partnerships

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2018

Finance Conference - The Future of Finance

SFHA Housing Management Forum - TGF November

Staff (7)

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Jeremy Hewer

Policy Lead

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Zhan McIntyre

Policy Lead

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Conor Hill

Research & Policy Officer

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Shona Mitchell

Policy Lead

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Lorna Wilson

Innovation & Future Thinking Lead

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Alistair Rankine

Membership Engagement Coordinator

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Jeremy Hewer

Policy Lead