ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Next steps for housing in Scotland: investment, delivery and meeting housing needs

Responding to local housing needs: access, affordability and design This is a transcript of a presentation I delivered to the national conference about the future of housing in Scotland. As the only tenant presenting at the event for housing providers, house builders, planners, academics and the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Kevin Stewart MSP, […]

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Fact. Fire in the home increase during the winter

My name is Kevin McCusker and I’m a station manager in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) responsible for the Fire Safety Enforcement and Engagement team in the city of Edinburgh. Since the awful tragedy of Grenfell the SFRS has been working to reassure tenants of high rise buildings throughout Scotland. With this in […]

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Fire Safety in Edinburgh

I thank you for giving me this opportunity to provide you with an insight into my role within the Council.  For those of you who don’t know me my name is Alexander Burns and I am the Manager for Housing Property which brought together two separate areas of our business Edinburgh Building Services (EBS) and […]

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Dispossession – social housing sold off putting profit before people

Built Environment Forum Scotland’s joint screening of Paul Sng’s film ‘Dispossession – the Great Social Housing Swindle’ with Tower Block UK was relevant, topical and added to by  a lively and interesting debate at the Screening Room in George Square on 26th July 2017. Sng’s previous film, ‘Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain’ was a documentary […]

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Housing in Edinburgh – The Next Five Years

Since returning to the City of Edinburgh Council in May, I have learned much about the various housing related challenges we face in Edinburgh and in this guest blog, I would like to set out how the recently elected Council is planning to address those. First and foremost, we want our tenants to have a […]

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Social Media for Landlords? Opportunity Knocks

Social media offers landlords an opportunity to understand tenants like never before. For this to happen we need more landlords to move out of broadcast mode, instead engaging with tenants meaningfully online.  Here’s some quick ideas which your landlord can implement this week. Community building and customer service Many landlords have chosen a Facebook Page […]

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