About the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Find out about the Scottish Social Housing Charter and see our landlord reports, comparison tool and statistical data.


01 November 2022

The Scottish Government’s Social Housing Charter came into force in April 2012. The Charter sets out the standards and outcomes that:

  • tenants can expect from social landlords, in terms of the quality and value for money of the services they receive, the standard of their homes, and opportunities for communication and participation in the decisions that affect them
  • homeless people can expect from social landlords in terms of access to help and advice, the quality of temporary accommodation, and continuing support to help homeless people access and keep a home
    owners can expect from the property management services they receive from social landlords
  • Gypsy / Travellers can expect in terms of the maintenance and management of sites

We monitor, assess and report on landlords’ performance against the Charter.