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Scottish Government Housing

Housing Bill


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Are you a homeowner, tenant, landlord, developer, researcher?

Housing Strategy

Read our strategy and action plan for housing in the next decade.

Housing Act

The Housing (Scotland) Bill, passed in June 2014, will safeguard tenants’ interests, support improvements to housing quality, and secure better outcomes for communities.

Home Report

We offer information for house buyers and sellers through the Home Report and help homeowners at risk of losing their homes through the Home Owners' Support Fund.

Private Renting

We encourage a thriving private rented sector, which provides good quality and well-managed accommodation, and in which both landlords and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.

Innovative finance

We pursue innovative solutions that can achieve more from government resources. The National Housing Trust initiative showcases the benefits from this approach and we are working on other innovative proposals to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Scotland and meet other policy objectives.

We've also created a Pre-Assessment Tool to help our partners evaluate new proposals brought to them by prospective funders of affordable housing or regeneration projects.


Scotland has achieved its historic 2012 homelessness commitment. Now all of those assessed as unintentionally homeless by local authorities will be entitled to settled accommodation as a legal right.

Fuel Poverty

Energy Assistance Scheme

The new Energy Assistance Scheme replaces stage 4 of the old Energy Assistance Package. Eligibility criteria are different primarily for those aged 75 or over. Call our hotline on 0800 512 012 to find out more.