Some homeowners say they are being pressured into selling their home back to the council after getting repair estimates up to £40,000 - your views online
"One of the major obstacles in buying ex-council flats.”
Some homeowners say they are being pressured into selling their home back to the council after getting repair estimates up to £40,000.
When the houses were bought originally from the council there should have been a codicil in the agreement that the council get first refusal to buy the property at today’s prices.
The SNP must be skint. Remember, they don’t like the idea of ownership despite their hypocrisy.
One of the major obstacles in buying ex-council flats.
The council will be getting the money to cover it from government grants. The homeowners should come together and apply to the government for grants to cover their share, albeit that is something the council should arrange. Hopefully the work is done by small local companies.
Eleven student residential developments are to spring up in Edinburgh over the coming years
Accommodation for so many students, who unfortunately don’t pay council tax! Residents and communities are disappearing, also too many short-term holiday lets taking over the Southside and many other areas in Edinburgh.
There is so much student accommodation in Edinburgh. you should think about the people of Edinburgh for social housing.
The council's continuing "plan" to de-populate Edinburgh of residents. Glad I don't live in the city any more.
All this student housing is nothing of the sort. Builders can't get planning permission for private housing but they can for student accommodation. A few years down the line the builders go back to the council, say the demand for student accommodation never grew to what was forecast so they are making a loss, then they apply for a change of use to private housing. A quick change of use and some small adaptations to the buildings and you have high-cost housing in desirable locations.
It's a joke when people, particularly younger people, can't afford anywhere of their own. Plenty of homeless people also.
Why would Edinburgh need anymore student accommodation, we have plenty already? This is farcical.
Affluent students? If these places were made more affordable, students would stay in them. After their first year most students move out to private rentals with friends as it is generally quite a lot cheaper! Total greed on behalf of builders/landlords/unis.
A few months ago we were being told Edinburgh University was on the brink of collapse due to Covid 19 after five centuries of existence. Seeing a wee bit of a pattern here.
Seems like we're housing students for the whole of Scotland.
Clearly not enough student housing in Edinburgh. We need to build double that amount in half the time.
I’m sick of hearing about student accommodation, where’s the social housing?
It’s social, affordable housing for residents we need in Edinburgh, not more student flats.
It's so funny how all the people complaining about nothing being done for the "locals" in this type of news don’t realise that the more students are staying in halls, the less they'll be competing on the market for other properties. It's just common logic...
Building new student accommodations will release housing for people to be housed.
In 2017 it was estimated universities alone generated an income of £95 billion throughout the UK - no city can afford in these present times to scoff at a share of this pot.
Ridiculous! Thousands in Edinburgh need affordable homes to rent and they continue to ignore this fact in favour of student accommodation!
What about some council houses for all the homeless people out there?
Take a good look at our city. The residents are the minority! Airbnb, hotels, student accommodation, buy to let dominate.