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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Scottish council house sales process simplified

The Scottish government are looking at relaxing the rules for local authorities wanting to sell off vacant council houses. 

Currently, Scottish local authorities must first gain agreement from Holywood before any sales of council housing are permitted.

Inside Housing, have reported that the Scottish Government are considering a more relaxed approach to selling off vacant council houses, where local authorities, once seeking agreement in principle, can set about selling off the vacant council house stock when, and as they see fit.

The new proposals are intended to streamline the procedure and could be introduced as early as next year.

The Scottish Government admitted: ‘We are considering potential improvements to the HRA consent process.’

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