ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

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 […]

Read the full article: Fire Safety in Edinburgh

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 […]

Read the full article: Dispossession – social housing sold off putting profit before people

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 […]

Read the full article: Housing in Edinburgh – The Next Five Years

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 […]

Read the full article: Social Media for Landlords? Opportunity Knocks

A Student’s View of ETF

When I first learned I would be on placement at Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) I wasn’t sure what to expect. My background for the last four years has been in youth work, so to do a placement which focussed on community development was daunting but exciting at the same time. I had absolutely no idea […]

Read the full article: A Student’s View of ETF

The impact of ETF on local communities

Over the past six months, I have been carrying out a piece of small-scale research for my final year at University. Not only has this placement allowed me to learn new skills and develop my research techniques, it has opened my eyes to really interesting and exciting Community Development work.  It has shown me a […]

Read the full article: The impact of ETF on local communities