This title was first published in 2001. Inspired by the thirtieth anniversary of Shelter Scotland, this volume provides an overview of Scottish housing policies and legislation, looks back at the changes to major tenures, eviction policies and homelessness over the past thirty years and explores the potential of the new Scottish Parliament to bring about change in this important social, political and economic arena.
’Health of Scottish Housing is an important and timely contribution to the debate about the future of Scotland’s housing policy.’ Peter Kemp, Glasgow University, UK ’…a fascinating mix of historical perspective blended with, effectively, please to the future policy developments needed to resolve the outstanding current problems…a well-written and enjoyable read, ably edited into a cohesive entity. It is an essential work, not only for students of housing but undoubtedly for politicians taking responsibility for the housing and social inclusion agenda at both local and national level and whose aim is to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.’ Scottish Planning & Environmental Law ’This edited volume adds to the available literature and provides some stimulating additions to it.’ Housing Studies '…a clear and coherent analysis of past housing policies and developments which have led to the current position…this is a very useful addition to the literature on housing law and policy.' Scolag '…the book brings together a wide range of factual information and historical analysis of Scotland's changing housing system. It will be of value to housing students/researchers, but also to those of other professions who need to have a broad understanding of the long-term drivers of change in Scottish housing.' Urban Studies
Contents: Introduction, Colin Jones and Peter Robson;
The extent, spatial pattern and causes of homelessness, Colin Jones and Chris Leishman;
The House of Lords and homeless people’s rights, Peter Robson;
Security of tenure and eviction policy, Jonathan Mitchell;
Housing and local government, Robina Goodlad;
Housing Associations: the new kid on the block, Raymond Young; Scottish homes: a legacy, Douglas Robertson;
The private rented sector, Paul Spicker; Owner occupation: new patterns, policies and parliament, Duncan Maclennan;
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