What happens at the moment? Priority or preference is given to social housing tenants who are under-occupying.
Under-occupying your home means you have more bedrooms than you need. We use the information you give us to calculate if you are entitled to under-occupancy points. We award 5 points for under-occupancy regardless of the number of bedrooms not being used.
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 Act states that, when looking for a new tenant, we must give reasonable preference to:
- Tenants of a social landlord who are under-occupying their home
Social landlord are expected to make best use of their housing stock and they can decide to give extra points/priority for each bedroom not being used so that tenants, who want to move to a smaller property, can be prioritised for a transfer.
When looking at priority for under-occupancy the Fife Housing Register partners make a single award of 5 points regardless of the number of bedrooms not being used.
Do you think the points awarded for under-occupancy should remain the same?
Do you think the points awarded for under-occupancy should be increased?
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November 2023 - Customer Survey
We want to hear from you! Fife Housing Register are running a customer survey from November 2023 to January 2024. We want to hear from applicants who have either completed their housing journey with us or are currently on our waiting list. Your answers could help us improve our service in the future. Please see the below link to the survey;
June 2023 - The Fife Housing Register Team have moved base from New City House, Dunfermline to Brunton House, Cowdenbeath. Any Post being sent to the FHR Team should be sent to the following;
Fife Housing Register Team, Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre, Brunton House, High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU.
Alternatively you can;-
- Call 03451 55 00 33
- Or email FHR.Team@Fife.gov.uk