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A guide for Council tenants

Tenants' rights and responsibilities - managing your home

As a council tenant, you will sign a Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement with us as your landlord. This is a legal agreement, which both parties must keep to. Sometimes we provide a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement, if you are offered this type of tenancy your Housing Officer will explain the reasons why.

You will get the chance to ask any questions you might have about your tenancy agreement before signing it.  It is a legal document and legally binding, this means you are agreeing to keep to the rules of your tenancy agreement and should:

  • pay your rent and other charges on time
  • be a good neighbour
  • look after your home
  • allow access for a gas safety check every year

Along with your agreement we will also give you information which may help you in your home and tell you about the services we provide.

We are currently in the process of updating our tenants handbooks.  If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact your local housing office who will be able to help you.