Guides

A collection of guides to give you quick advice on a range of popular topics.

A Guide to Renting Privately in Scotland

Find out all you need to know about renting a home in the private rented sector.

A Guide to Homelessness

You don't have to be living on the street to be homeless. You may be sleeping on a friend's sofa, staying in a hostel, or living in overcrowded or unsuitable accommodation. This guide explains what your rights are when you're homeless.

A Guide to Social Housing

This guide explains how to go about getting housing from the council or a registered social landlord (a housing association or housing cooperative)

A Guide to Housing for Students

If you’re a student you might be living away from home for the first time, in university owned accommodation or renting a property from a private landlord or letting agent. This guide explains your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as those of your landlord.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

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