Housing issues for LGBT people

This section looks at housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It considers their housing options and covers specific issues that they may face in finding and keeping accommodation.

Making a homeless application

This page discusses issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who need to make an application as homeless to a local authority. 

Owning a home

Gay men can face discrimination when applying for a mortgage to buy a home. 

Renting privately

Finding private rented accommodation may create problems for an LGBT person if s/he reveals her/his sexuality. 

Scottish secure tenancies

In allocating housing, local authorities must have regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. 

Discrimination and harassment against LGBT people

The Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 provides protection to residential occupiers from harassment by their landlord and others. In addition, the Equality Act 2010 gives rights to persons not to be discriminated against on the grounds of their sexual orientation. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014