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Implementing the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities: Volume 5 Scheme of Assistance

DescriptionImplementing Housing Act
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 25, 2009

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ISBN 978 0 7559 7486 3 (Web only publication)

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Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Delivering Strategically
Introduction
Planning for delivery
Grant
Information, advice and practical assistance
Lending
One Stop Shop
Adaptations
Resources - Private Sector Housing Grant
Consulting, monitoring and evaluating

Chapter 2 Information, Advice and Practical Assistance
Introduction
Information
Information materials
Promoting awareness
Advice
Introduction
The role of a One Stop Shop
Delivery options
Resourcing advice provision
Standards of advice provision
Record keeping
Practical Assistance
Introduction
Care and Repair
Communal works

Chapter 3 Financial Assistance
Introduction
A change of emphasis: the duties of owners
The role of grant
House condition works
Maintenance accounts
House purchase
Tenant crofters
Landlords and tenants
Shared ownership and shared equity
Improvement of the amenity of an area
Radon
Test of resources
Terms of grant made by local authority
Administration of grants
Approved expense limits

Chapter 4 Deciding on Criteria for Assistance: the Section Statement of Assistance
Introduction
Status and lifespan of the statement
Factors Influencing Access to Assistance
Legal provisions
Legal precedent
The need to offer mandatory assistance
Local authority's Local Housing Strategy
Monitoring and evaluation
Local priorities
Ministerial priorities
The needs of owners
The need to assist more people than with grant alone
The need to make better use of resources
Checklist of issues for potential inclusion in section 72 statement

Annex 1 Suggested checklist of standard items of property maintenance

Annex 2 Examples of organisations delivering specialist advice and assistance

Annex 3 Key legislation affecting the Scheme of Assistance