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Smoke alarms in shared ownership properties – SFHA seeks legal advice

SFHA commissions TC Young to produce a briefing regarding smoke alarms in shared ownership, shared equity and factored properties. 

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PRAM Forum Resource page

You will find all the discussed documents and presentations here after each online forum.

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Energy Forum Resource page

Within this article you will find copies of the documentation from the SFHA Energy Forums from 2021.  

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SFHA response to consultation on Energy Efficient Scotland

SFHA response to Scottish Government consultation on the pace of delivery of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme.

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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. 

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Holyrood Tenement Maintenance Group to Publish Final Report

The parliamentary working group on tenements is to publish its final report in May.  The Interim Report recommended that all mixed tenure tenements should have 5 yearly inspection reports on common parts, mandatory owners associations and a requirement for all owners to pay into a sinking fund for repairs and maintenance.

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New Standards on Fire and Smoke Alarms

The Scottish Government has set new standards for fire and smoke alarms in existing homes to be met by February 2021. SFHA understands interest free loan funding will be available to housing associations to support the work and await confirmation of this.

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COP26: Social housing’s role in tackling climate change cannot be underestimated

SFHA Chief Executive Sally Thomas spoke at an official COP26 UN System Side Event on Thursday 4 November to discuss how we will decarbonise homes in an inclusive and affordable way. In her blog, she highlights how the housing sector is already working on this. 

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Link’s sustainability vision recognised with reaccreditation

Sustainability will be a key theme for Link’s 60th anniversary celebration activities which will begin in April 2022.

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Carbon Literacy accreditation for veterans’ housing association

Scottish Veterans’ Residences has gained the Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze Award. 

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Osprey Housing harnesses key low-carbon grant to replace electric storage heaters

The grant has been made under the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme’s Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund.

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Wheatley tenants can get ‘smart’ and help reduce energy bills

Tenants of Wheatley Group are being encouraged to sign up for a smart meter at no extra cost for their home.

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Understanding community energy action on energy poverty in the EU and UK

The Community Energy for Energy Solidarity (CEES) project want to find out more about what actions ECs and other community energy organisations (CEOs) currently take to address energy poverty, if any, and what challenges they face. Later in the project we will refine and share good practices for wider roll-out. 

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Work starts on Hanover's first Passivhaus social housing development

The sustainable homes will replace the original Drymen housing which was the first development that Hanover (Scotland) owned when it became independent in 1979. 

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