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Update on Mixed Tenure Tenements

The challenge of repairing and maintaining mixed tenure tenements is becoming an increasing issue for housing associations.  This article provides an update on work to make it easier for landlords and owners to carry out common repairs.

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Fire Safety Building Standards Consultation

The Scottish Government has consulted on proposed changes to building standards, including plans to require fire sprinklers in all new build flats. The SFHA consulted widely with members before responding.

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Update on Fire Safety - August 2018

Following the Grenfell tragedy there has been an increased focus on fire safety in buildings.  The Scottish Government plans to introduce higher standards for fire and smoke alarms in existing homes.  It has also opened a consultation on fire safety in building standards.

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Momentum Continues on Tenement Repairs Challenges

There are increasing concerns on the condition of mixed tenure tenements in Scotland with a need for a solution to require owners to invest in common repairs.

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Scottish Government launches consultation on post-2020 Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing (EESSH)

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposed energy efficiency standards for social housing post 2020.  These standards would aim to help address fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.  The EESSH2 standards are highly ambitious – with a target EPC of Band B for 2032 for the vast majority of homes.  The consultation, which opened in May, is open for 3 months.  

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SHR Enquiry into Repairs Finds Improved Performance

A thematic enquiry into repairs by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has found that tenants place a significant emphasis on repairs. It has also found that social landlords’ performance is improving.

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Consultation on Future of Energy Company Obligation

The UK Government is consulting on the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which the SFHA will respond to on behalf of members.

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Success for River Clyde Homes at National Energy Efficiency Awards

The ceremony took place in Birmingham and the awards were presented by comedian Lenny Henry.

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Ore Valley goes electric!

Ore Valley Group installs four electric vehicle charging points.

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Minister visits SFHA for discussion on fuel poverty

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP visited the SFHA office on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

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Interest-free energy efficiency loan scheme extended

The HEEPS RSL Loan allows suitable registered social landlords to borrow between £30,000 and £1m to cover a range of insulations.

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Blog: Housing Europe Annual Conference

SFHA Innovation Lead Lorna Wilson discusses her time at the Housing Europe Annual Conference

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Multi-million contract marks further investment in DGHP homes

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth almost £9million to invest in new windows for more than 2,000 properties.

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SFHA calls for increased attention to fuel poverty in EESSH2 consultation response

Reducing fuel poverty and increasing access to funding among SFHA’s recommendations.

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