Homes for Scotland



Budgetary constraints force closure of Help to Buy

The Scottish Government is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme from this week after announcing it is no longer able to financially support the initiative.

Published 1 February 2021

Building standards being breached on modern estates, claims surveyor

A leading surveyor has claimed that he is detecting serious safety defects on new housing estates in Scotland every week due to gaps within timber battens in cavity walls and poor workmanship.

Published 1 February 2021

Politicians urged to unite around 25,000-home annual target

With the importance of ensuring everyone living in Scotland has a quality home that meets their needs never more apparent, the country’s home building industry has today urged politicians across all parties to support a shared ambition to achieve and consistently deliver at least 25,000 new homes each year.

Published 27 January 2021

Homes for Scotland welcomes First Home Fund extension but restates planning concerns

Proposed changes to Scottish planning regulations are at odds with the welcome extension of the First Home Fund, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 28 September 2020

Construction workers urged to 'plan ahead and look around’ to avoid electrical hazards

SP Energy Networks has launched a new safety campaign to prevent electrical accidents on construction sites.

Published 24 September 2020

Homes for Scotland urges government to issue 'clear statement of intent' on all-tenure housing target

The Scottish Government must issue a clear statement of intent on the need to deliver 25,000 new homes of all tenures each year and mandate public agencies to work in partnership with developers across sectors to achieve this, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 22 September 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (large) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - large.

Published 24 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (medium) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - medium.

Published 21 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (small) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - small.

Published 20 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Associate Member of the Year shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Associate Member of the Year.

Published 19 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Innovation of the Year shortlist

Homes for Scotland has announced there will be no winners of its 2020 Awards this year, but all shortlisted candidates will be revealed to recognise the efforts of successful submissions, kicking off with the Innovation of the Year award.

Published 18 August 2020

Government planning proposals ‘at odds’ with announcement on generating growth and supporting jobs

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.

Published 6 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 'frustrated' by poor performance on crucial planning decisions

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has described another overall increase in decision times for housing applications as “hugely frustrating”.

Published 22 July 2020

LBTT threshold increase welcomed but builders call for quick implementation

The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 10 July 2020

Demand surges for new build homes while most people appreciate their home ‘more than ever’

With show homes and sales offices in Scotland now open again as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, builders are reporting strong levels of interest.

Published 2 July 2020