Contacting your MSP, MP or councillor
If you cannot fix a housing problem yourself, speak to your elected representatives. Find your local MSP, MP or councillor and get their help to resolve the problem.
Who are your elected representatives
your MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament)
your MP (Member of Parliament)
your local councillor
Only contact your local representative, those from other areas will not help you.
Find your elected representatives on the WriteToThem website.
Before you contact them
Write to the person causing your housing problem and say what you want them to do. Putting your concerns in a letter could get it fixed.
If you rent your home, a written complaint to your landlord might fix the problem. Follow our guidance on complaining to:
Getting them to help you
Use WriteToThem. The website will:
find your MSP, MP and councillors
give you their contact details
send a message to them on your behalf
If you're not sure which person to contact, the site has guidance to help you decide.
Visit their office
You can also go to your MSP or MP's office to ask for help. Contact their constituency office to find out about drop in times.
If they cannot help you
Your MSP, MP or councillor should tell you about services in your area that could help you fix your housing problem.
You can also get advice and support to resolve housing problems from:
Last updated: 30 March 2022