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
  • Roughcasting
  • 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 Neighbourhood Office or One Stop Shop.


Temporary accommodation

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 first.

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 can give you advice on how to do this.