Some homeowners say they are under pressure to sell their home back to City Council after getting repair estimates of up to Â£ 40,000.
When the houses were originally purchased by the council, there should have been a codicil in the agreement that the council gets the first refusal to buy the property at today’s prices.
The SNP must be skinted. Remember, they don’t like the idea of ââownership despite their hypocrisy.
One of the main obstacles to buying apartments outside the city council.
The council will get the money to cover it from government grants. Homeowners should come together and ask the government for grants to cover their share, although this is something the council should organize. Hopefully the work is done by small local businesses.
Eleven student housing developments to emerge in Edinburgh over the next few years
Housing for so many students, who unfortunately do not pay housing tax! Residents and communities are disappearing, and too many short-term vacation rentals are taking over the Southside and many other parts of Edinburgh.
There is so much student accommodation in Edinburgh. you should think of the people of Edinburgh for social housing.
The council’s continuing “plan” to depopulate Edinburgh of residents. Fortunately, I no longer live in the city.
Not all of these student accommodation has anything like it. Builders cannot get building permits for private accommodation, but they can for student accommodation. A few years later, the builders return to town hall, say the demand for student housing has never reached what was expected, so they make a loss, and then they demand a change in use to private housing. A quick change of use and a few small adaptations to buildings and you have expensive housing in desirable locations.
It’s a joke when people, especially the younger ones, can’t afford them. Lots of homeless people too.
Why would Edinburgh need more student accommodation, we already have plenty? It’s a joke.
Well-off students? If these places were made more affordable, students would stay there. After their first year, most students move to private rentals with friends because it’s usually a lot cheaper! Total greed on the part of the builders / owners / united.
A few months ago we were told that the University of Edinburgh was on the verge of collapse due to Covid 19 after five centuries of existence. See a very small model here.
Looks like we host students for all of Scotland.
Clearly not enough student accommodation in Edinburgh. We need to build double that amount in half the time.
I’m sick of hearing about student housing, where is the social housing?
This is social and affordable housing for residents that we need in Edinburgh, not more student apartments.
It’s so funny how all the people who complain about doing nothing for the “locals” in this kind of news don’t realize that the longer students stay in theaters, the less competition they will be in the market for. other properties. It’s just common logic …
The construction of new student accommodation will free up accommodation for people to be accommodated.
In 2017, universities alone were estimated to generate Â£ 95 billion in revenue across the UK – no city can afford to laugh at a share of this pot right now.
Ridiculous! Thousands of Edinburgh’s need affordable rental housing and they continue to ignore this fact in favor of student housing!
What about the council houses for all the homeless out there?
Take a good look at our city. The inhabitants are in the minority! Airbnb, hotels, student accommodation, buy to let dominate.