Private Sector Housing

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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About

The private rented housing sector has grown considerably over the last two decades and has now  become an integral part of the Scottish housing market. However, poor housing conditions are, generally, concentrated at the lower end of the market that provides accommodation to vulnerable groups.

Local authorities can play a crucial role in driving up standards in the private rented sector, and in the wider owner occupied sector too, the latter being the predominant tenure in Scotland.  SHNs five private sector forums allow local authority officers to come together to discuss the best way to secure successful maintenance and improvement of private sector dwellings, including tenement property, and especially the vital issue of how best to improve and fund the energy efficiency of our older private housing stock.

Our Private Sector Officer continues to work in collaboration with a range of external partners including the Scottish Government and Under One Roof.

Who is it for

This service comprises regular forums, training, good practice, and direct liaison with Scottish Government officials on key issues related to private sector housing services. A dedicated Private Sector Officer provides services to members opting to subscribe to the add-on Private Sector Services.

This network meets twice per annum, focussing on five discrete topics, shown below. This offers a supportive environment for members. Focussed on best practice, as well as the latest policy updates, meetings are always vibrant places to be, to share successes and challenges alike.

Key Content

1

Landlord registration

2

Scottish Houses of Multiple Occupation

3

Property Condition

4

Adaptations

5

Property Factoring

6

Short-term lets

Services

Forthcoming Events

SHN Property Condition Forum

This network is aimed at local authority staff who deal with disrepair and enforcement or repairs in private sector and mixed tenure stock.
21st Mar 2023
2pm-4pm
Online

Publications and reports

Factoring Self-assessment Worksheet

Self-assessment framework: Factoring

Scottish Government Update LLREG Forum, 8th March 2022

Scottish Government Update LLREG Forum 8th March 2022 from Paul McGillivray

Registers of Scotland Update to LLREG/HMO Forum, 8th March 2022

Registers of Scotland Update to LLREG/HMO Forum 8th March 2022 from Scott Clarke

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