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Under-occupancy

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.

Question 2.1

Do you think the points awarded for under-occupancy should remain the same?

See result of this survey question

Question 2.2

Do you think the points awarded for under-occupancy should be increased?

See result of this survey question

Service Update

SPRING/SUMMER 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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