21st September 2017 is Scottish Housing Day, a day dedicated to getting the message out about the different housing options available in Scotland, and dispelling myths about buying, renting and being a tenant.

There are many different ways to access housing. The Scottish Housing Day website has information about the different types of housing that are available to rent and buy in Scotland, including:
You can also join the conversation, including links to other helpful resources, using the #ScottishHousingDay hashtag on Twitter.

To find out more about any of these options or have a more detailed discussion about the right type of home for you, you should contact your local council.

Links to all council websites are available on the Scottish Government website.

If you are having problems with your current home or you think you might be at risk of homelessness, you should contact your local council as soon as possible, or seek advice from an independent organisation such as Shelter Scotland.

Deposit protection information for private tenants

For Scottish Housing Day, we'd like to remind tenants who rent their home from a landlord or letting agent about the information and advice we have available, including:

If you have any other questions about deposit protection, or would like to suggest a question for our next #AskSafeDeposits blog post, please get in touch.