Housing laws differ between Scotland and England
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Find out what homelessness is and how it can be avoided, plus how you can get help from the council, what your housing rights are and where to get help if you're sleeping rough.
This section provides information about the different housing options available from council housing to buying your own home. It also has information on supported housing student accommodation and mobile homes as well as advice for
If you rent your home rather than owning it you will have a tenancy. A tenancy is a right to live in a property. There are several different kinds of tenancy and your rights will
This section contains information about housing money matters including rent deposits and rent arrears mortgages and mortgage arrears council tax benefits to help with housing costs and advice on what to do if you get
Facing eviction from your tenancy by your landlord? If you rent in Scotland from the council, private landlord or RSL find out your tenancy rights.
Repossession can often be stopped. Check the repossession procedures and what tenants and partners' rights are and find out about the actual eviction process.
Find out how to get repairs carried out in rented and owner-occupied housing and how to improve your accommodation if it's unsuitable for your needs. This section also looks at health and safety issues along
This section looks at housing issues that can arise when you live with other people such as family members a husband wife civil partner partner or housemates. It explains your rights if you share rented
This section deals with antisocial behaviour, boundary disputes and has information on residents' associations and planning issues.
How the legal system in Scotland works and how they can help with housing problems. Advice on making a complaint plus information on discrimination and harassment.
Call Shelter Scotland's free housing advice helpline
0808 800 4444*
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
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You can also email a housing adviser. We aim to respond within three working days.
*Our advice line is free to call from landlines and all six of the main UK mobile networks, Virgin, Orange, 3, T-mobile, Vodafone and O2, but charges may apply from any other network