We regularly review our existing council housing to find out if any improvements
or adaptations need to be made.
We are working to make sure that all our houses meet the
Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) by 2015.
We carry out various types of improvement projects depending on the condition and
design of the houses involved.
These improvements include:
- Installation of new roofs
- Central heating installation
- New bathroom and kitchen installation
If your home is being modernised we will tell you about it as far in advance as possible.
If you would like more information about the modernisation of council houses, please
contact your local One Stop Shop/Advice and Support Hub.
We will offer you temporary accommodation if your council house is going to be modernised,
or have major repairs carried out that would make it impossible for you to continue
to live there while work is taking place.
This is called "decanting". If we have to decant you, we will discuss this with you
We will try to meet all your housing needs, but it may not be possible to keep you
in the same area or type of house. You will move back into your council house once
the work is completed.
We will help you with the move. We may be able to reimburse some of your costs, such
as the redirection of your mail.
You will need to contact your own suppliers for services such as the television and
the internet. Staff at your local One Stop Shop/Advice and Support Hub
can give you advice on how to do this.