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Tenant Participation

Tenant participation is a way for tenants and landlords to share information, ideas and power to improve the standard of housing conditions and services. Tenants now have the right to be consulted and to participate in this way.

Effective participation benefits both tenants and landlords. It gives tenants an opportunity to influence decisions about the housing service they receive. And it gives landlords better links to the community and the opportunity to carry out partnership working.

The introduction of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 created a legal requirement for landlords to actively develop and support tenant participation. All Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authorities in Scotland must have a tenant participation strategy which ultimately will enable "continuous improvement in landlords' performance in supporting and enabling tenants to participate".

Use the links at the side of this page to find out more about the Scottish Government's support for tenant participation.