Housing views needed

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Scotland’s first Social Housing Charter is taking shape and the Scottish Government is seeking your views to inform the final document.

The Charter, introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, sets outcomes and standards that all social landlords should be achieving for tenants and customers.

The purpose of the charter is to give tenants an understanding of what they should expect from a social landlord, whilst giving landlords a clear understanding of what they should be delivering for their tenants.

Councillor Brian Goodall, Chair of the Housing and Communities Committee explained more.

He said: “The Scottish Social Housing Charter will be introduced next April and it is important that everyone with an interest in social housing tell us what they think.

“Tenant participation is a priority for our Housing and Neighbourhood Service and we would like to gather your views for the Scottish Government.”

Fife Council has until 1 November to respond to this consultation and would like to include local resident’s views.

There’s a simple online survey on www.fifedirect.org.uk/SSHC asking for your views on the Charter. The closing date for replies is 24 October.