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Support for Green empty homes proposal in Edinburgh welcomed

Green councillors have welcomed City of Edinburgh Council support for their proposal to appoint a dedicated empty homes officer for the city.


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Rampant short-term lets hollowing out Scottish capital warns Wightman

As thousands of visitors descend of Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP is warning that the rampant growth in property owners converting their houses and flats to short-term lets is hollowing out Scotland’s capital city.


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Wightman blasts SNP & Tory MSPs for voting down his call for a review to protect private tenants

The Scottish Government risks undermining its own new homelessness action plan unless it strengthens the law to curb unfair rent rises and evictions, according to the Scottish Greens.


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Fixing a broken housing system

In a broken housing system, how we “do” housing needs to change, argues Andy Wightman.


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Making the most of empty homes

Edinburgh needs to get a lot more serious about tackling private sector empty homes, argues Susan Rae.