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Housing - Your Rights and options

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.

Housing Options

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.

Council Tax Guide

Council Tax can be confusing - our Council Tax and Council Tax Reduction guide explains how it works, and how you may be able to reduce your bill.

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.

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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