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

Email them

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.

Find your local MSP

Find your local MP

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

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