Consultation response: Affordable rented housing
By: Shelter Scotland Published: May 2012
The Scottish Government ran a consultation from February to April 2012 on affordable rented housing in Scotland and the possibility of introducing greater flexibility for landlords. This is Shelter Scotland's response to these proposals.
- Consultation response: Affordable rented housing (PDF 165.3 KB)
- Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on creating more flexibility for landlords and better outcomes for communities. It is critical that any changes introduced help social landlords to allocate and manage their housing most effectively while securing tenants’ rights.
- This consultation forms the core of a Housing Bill, intended for 2013. Shelter Scotland believes that the Bill is a unique opportunity to cement principles of security and stability in the Scottish housing system in a time of economic uncertainty. Any future changes in legislation should ensure that social housing is allocated to those in greatest need.