Private Rented Sector Homelessness

Our communities of practice are a group of like minded professionals that work (or have an interest in) an area of housing practice.

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This community of practice will develop your skills and knowledge to meet your statutory and regulatory duties to provide homeslessness services within the private rented sector.  This included maximising the viable options in the private rented sector for homeless or potentially homeless households.

Who is it for

This community is suitable for local authority members, as a member of this community of practice you can expect to have access to at least four events per year, a dedicated online discussion forum, data dashboards, access to guidance documents and other publications. 

Key Content


Managing relationships with tenants, landlords and letting agents


Establishing and delivering a social lettings agency


Working holistically across private sector services


Working to establish a private rented sector that meets need, in terms of affordability, condition, location and property type

Publications and reports

Cost of Living Crisis Best Practice Report, 2022

This best practice report sets out the issues facing social housing providers and their tenants, along with a review of the specific measures that housing providershave introduced to support tenants or residents in their communities.

Climate Change and Your Home Report, 2022

In order to better understand tenants’ views and attitudes towards social housing and the climate emergency in Scotland, Scotland’s Housing Network and the Tenants Information Service (TIS) have undertaken a consultation with social housing tenants across Scotland consisting of a survey and a series of focus groups. This report is a starting point to better understand tenant's views and attitudes towards climate change.

Voids Management Self-assessment Worksheet

Self-assessment framework: Voids Management

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