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Case study – Open Market Purchase

The Highland Council is piloting a new open market purchase scheme to buy directly from owners in a bid to bolster its housing stock to meet the need for additional affordable housing and provide new homes and futures for families, young and old in communities across the Highlands. A property that was empty for 2…

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Case study – The impact of affordable homes

Anika lived in social housing in Glasgow with her husband. She has 2 children and needed to leave her relationship due to domestic abuse. She was not confident in her decision, with many psychological reasons but one of the main barriers being the housing options available to her. She was keen to stay close to…

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Case study – A previous empty home meeting urgent housing need

A property had been empty for 9 years as the owner had inherited the property from a relative and did not have the capacity to deal with it due to health vulnerabilities.  The EHO and Council Tax approached the case sensitively and helped the owner consider options to bring the property back into use. After…

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