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Association seek views on proposed changes to Allocations Policy

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10 April 2017

Due to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 there will be changes in how social landlords allocate their properties. We have now undertaken a full review in preparation for the implementation of the various parts of the Act and, as a result, we are seeking views from applicants, existing tenants and the wider community on how we allocate our rented properties.
The changes relate to the following areas:-
• Allocations
• Taking account of property ownership
• Suspensions from receiving an offer of rented housing
• Assignations, Subletting & Joint Tenancy and the qualifying periods
• Succession
• Anti-Social Behaviour and the use of a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy
In addition to the legislative changes we have also increased the level of priority for those applicants who live in unsatisfactory housing and also for those who have a medical need.
Please do respond to our survey which will remain open until Friday 12 May 2017

Related link: Link to Survey Questions

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