Dennistoun Community Council has been asked for help on number of occasions with regard to a variety of factoring issues.
The unfortunate situation is that so many variables affect your relationship with a property management company. These can depend on the title deeds to your property, the agreement signed with a factoring company, and conditions in place that you were informed about when you bought your property.
A person in one property may be bound by title deeds terms and conditions that have no relevance for their neighbour in the next close. As there is no universal answer to so many factoring problems, Dennistoun Community Council suggests you read the Code of Conduct for Property Factors.
This Code came into operation in October 2012, along with a legal obligation for all factors to register (background info here). While the Code of Conduct is voluntary, consistent disregard by a factor could see them de-registered. The legislation also set up Housing Panels, a mechanism for intervening in disputes with factors if the initial complaint procedure still leaves a house owner unsatisfied.
Glasgow, from its legacy as an industrial city, now has a problem with stalled sites across the city. Glasgow currently has more vacant sites than the rest of Scotland put together. Many of these sites may have plans for future development, however this can be anywhere from one to over ten years until development is scheduled to begin.
Do you wish to breathe life into a non-functional space within your neighbourhood?
As previously indicated, Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) has taken the opportunity to respond to the ‘Rail 2014’ public consultation.
The response is largely driven by significant and widespread concern in relation to perceived intention to close Duke Street railway station, and consists of both the pro forma feedback form and a letter incorporating comments made at community council meetings and online.
Onslow Square suffers from extensive dog-fouling and littering which has resulted in the site deteriorating to a condition that has an adverse effect on the environmental standard of the whole community.
“Give your views on the future of Scotland’s rail services.”
In 2014, both the current contract for rail passenger services (ScotRail) and the funding arrangements for Network Rail in Scotland are due to come to an end and new arrangements have to be in place. The Rail 2014 consultation is asking Rail users and stakeholders to play their part in shaping Scotland’s rail services with passenger interests at the heart.
The latest approved minutes, for the December 2011 meeting, have now been uploaded to the Minutes section of the site. and are available for public viewing. As ever, the minutes contain a police report, elected member reports, committee reports, DCC action plan updates, etc.
The Applications section has also been updated with the most recent planning application report – December 2011. This is a handy review of all recent applications relevant to the Dennistoun Community Council Area. Where applicable, brief summary comments are made. On occasion, DCC may submit or support a formal objection to an application.
Drawings for the proposed scheme will be available to view upstairs at Cathedral House Hotel between 8am and 8pm on Monday 21st March. A representative will be available between 6pm and 8pm to answer your questions.