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Changes to Housing Law

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced changes to help social landlords, like Melville, make the best use of their housing stock in the interests of existing and future tenants.

Some parts of the Act needed additional legislation to be agreed or further guidance from the Scottish Government and because of this a timetable for the changes has only recently been set.

One of the biggest changes, which has been well publicised, was the scrapping of the Right to Buy. This came into effect on 1 August 2016. The other changes will be introduced from May 2019 onwards.

We've put together this handy question and answer page, which will take you through how the changes might affect you.

You can also find out more by visiting the Scottish Government website

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