Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

 

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Affordable Housing Glossary A handy reference guide

This guide has been developed to explain what affordable housing is, the different tenure models available, who it is aimed at and how it is allocated.

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Benefits for people of retirement age FS12

This factsheet summarises the main benefits available to people in retirement from the Department of Work and Pensions or the local council.

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Your rights as a council tenant The council tenants charter

This describes the rights and responsibilities of a council tenant, how people can move home, buy their home, and how tenants can become involved in improving the quality of the service for tenants

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Rights for council and housing association tenants

Basic information about the rights of council and housing association tenants, including security of tenure, re-possession, improvements, repairs, complaints

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Complaint about the Council how to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman

Information about the role of the Local Government Ombudsman, and how to make a complaint about Council services. This includes complaints made by Council tenants

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Renting Letting rights for landlords and tenants

Information for both landlords and tenants about their renting & letting rights. It includes information for private tenants, Council tenants and RSL tenants on rents, rent increases, eviction, repairs, purchase of the rented property, and neighbour disputes.

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Improvement Drivers in Local Authority Housing

This report examines the factors that have resulted in local authorities (and ALMO’s) significantly improving their performance. The evidence from Audit Commission inspections is examined, and 20 cases are evaluated

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