Housing tenancy issues

 As a Scottish Secure Tenant with Stirling Council you have a secure tenancy and this gives you a number of rights.  One of these rights is the right to compensation.

This enables you as a secure tenant to claim for compensation for certain improvements that you have made to your home. This can only be claimed however once your tenancy has ended.

The right to compensation applies to improvements such as :

  • Bath or shower

  • Cavity wall insulation

  • Double glazing

  • Distraught proofing of external doors or windows

  • Insulation of pipes and loft

  • Water tanks or showers

  • Kitchen sink

  • Rewiring

  • Space or water heating

  • Storage cupboards in bathroom or kitchen

  • Radiators or valves

  • Wash hand basins

  • Water closet (W.C)

  • Work surface for food preparation.

You must receive written permission before you make any improvements. You will not be eligible for compensation if you purchase your home under the Right To Buy Scheme nor will you receive compensation if your home is repossessed by us.