The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 – Important Changes to Your Rights as a Tenant

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced important changes to the rights of all social housing tenants which came into effect in 2019.  We wrote to all our tenants about the changes to your tenancy in October 2018.

The main changes could affect you if you plan to:

  • Sublet all or part of your home to someone else.
  • Assign your tenancy (pass it on) to someone else.
  • Add another person to your tenancy as a joint tenant.

They also have an impact on:

  • The rules concerning when certain people can succeed to (take over) a Scottish Secure Tenancy on the death of the tenant.
  • The way in which a Scottish Secure Tenancy can be terminated following a conviction for serious anti-social or criminal behaviour.

It is very important that you let us know who is living in your home as it may affect your right to make changes to your tenancy such as subletting, assignation, joint tenancy or succession.

The form you will need to complete can be downloaded below:

PHA Household Details Form

A summary of the changes and how these affect your tenancy can be downloaded below:

Scottish Secure Tenancy Rights Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 Summary of Changes