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Housing

Housing - Your Rights

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Please read our guides together with our Coronavirus information pages, to find out about temporary rule changes that may affect you.

We have written a range of guides on all aspects of housing and your choices of where to live and the kinds of support you can get for repairs, adaptations and energy efficiency.

The guides are all listed below and they have a dedicated page each where you can both read and download the guide, as well as find out where to go for further information.

Your Choice of Home in Later Life

This guide gives an overview of the main choices and considerations around housing that you should make as you get older. Even if you are happy in your current home, it's worth taking the time to plan whether this is likely to change with time and if there are any measures, such as adaptations or repairs, that could make you more comfortable in your home.

Older Homeowners' Guide

If you own your home this guide will help you find support for any home maintenance, repairs or adaptations that you may need to make.

Rights of Council and Housing Association Tenants

If you rent your home from your Local Authority or from a housing association, this guide lets you know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to your home.

Rights of Private Tenants

If you rent your home from a private landlord, then this guide will help you to understand your rights and where to seek help if you have any issues or need help with adaptations and repairs to your home.

Housing for Older Veterans Guide

If you are a veteran there are further support options available to you and this guide will help you to find out about support around housing.

Council Tax Guide

Council Tax can be confusing and this guide will clearly explain how it works.

Fire Safety Guide

Ensuring that your home is fire safe can save your life - this guide helps you to understand what causes the increased risk of a house fire as you get older.

Warm and Well Guide

Our energy guide helps you to make sure your home is energy efficient and that you know where to turn for more support in order to keep yourself warm and well at home.

The Age Scotland Helpline

Call our helpline on 0800 12 44 222 for free to speak to an adviser. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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