Allocations Policy Review
We are reviewing our Allocations policy to make sure that it is fair to everyone looking for a home to rent, is easily understood, that properties that become available are offered to the people who need them most and it is compliant with the Housing Scotland Act 2014. Please make sure you have read our consultation leaflet before you answer the survey.
Are you (tick all that apply):
Do you find Homehunt easy to understand and use?
If no, why not?
Your answer
1. Do you think we should take home ownership into account when assessing applicants?
If yes, in what circumstance should we take it into account?
Your answer
2. Do you agree with changing the suspension period from 2 years to 12 months with the option to extend to 2 years for the reasons given?
If no, why not?
Your answer
3a. Do you agree with awarding tenants with Bronze priority for living in a flat for more than 2 years?
If no, why not?
Your answer
3b. Do you agree with awarding tenants Gold priority where they have been refused a medical adaptation?
If no, why not?
Your answer
4a. Should couples who are assessed as overcrowded and need a 1 bedroom property get a higher priority than a single person who needs a 1 bedroom property?
If no, why not?
Your answer
4b. Do you think we should only carry out overcrowding assessments for those who have outgrown their accommodation?
If no, why not?
Your answer
5. Do you agree with us building properties that have a minimum of two bedrooms and under-occupying a percentage so that single people and couples are not disadvantaged?
If no, why not?
Your answer
If yes, what proportion of 2 bedroom homes should we set aside for single people and couples?
Your answer
6. Do you agree with giving our highest priority to families fleeing domestic abuse?
If no, why not?
Your answer
7. Do you agree with giving a level of overcrowding priority to approved kinship and foster carers, and those who are adopting?
If no, why not?
Your answer
8. Do you agree with our approach to managing some of the developments without outdoor space in Haddington, and our Sheltered Housing Scheme in Osborne Court?
If no, why not?
Your answer
9a. Do you agree to the ban on all dogs in flats and properties without a private garden?
9b. If no, should we remove the ban entirely, or limit it to communal stair flats only?
Please use this space to tell us anything else you think would make Homehunt better or would like us to take into account in this review.
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