Housing cooperatives

This section deals with housing cooperatives (co-ops). It gives a description of what they are and how they work. It provides information on how people can be housed in co-op accommodation, what their rights are, and how advisers can assist in any tenant and landlord problems.

What is a housing cooperative?

This section looks at the three different types of housing cooperative found in Scotland. 

Setting up a cooperative

A cooperative might be set up through negotiation with a local authority. 

Finding cooperative accommodation

A list of all registered social landlords can be obtained from the Scottish Housing Regulator (formerly Communities Scotland). This includes all housing cooperatives (co-ops). 

Housing allocation rules

Housing allocations by housing co-operatives (co-ops) are monitored by Communities Scotland. They have to meet the same criteria, with regard to allocations, as other registered social landlords. 

Fully mutual cooperatives

This section looks at the rules and membership of fully mutual cooperatives, and at the type of tenure offered by them. 

Tenant management cooperatives

This section looks at how tenant management cooperatives are formed, and by whom. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014