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Busting The Myths Of Housing
Highland Council Has Provided Answers To Some Of The Wrong Information Being Circulated
Myth: Housing Transfer is privatisation.
Myth: The Scottish Executive will write-off debt or
provide extra money to the Council if tenants vote ‘No’.
City of Edinburgh – Comparison of Housing Transfer and Retention
The table above clearly illustrates that the claims made that Edinburgh City Council has received the same level of debt write off and resources despite the no vote are completely inaccurate.
Myth: Housing Transfer has not been successful in
• the housing transfer policy and its impact on councils, central government and tenants;
• how well the council housing transfer policy is being implemented; and
• whether transfers have provided good value for money.
The key findings of the report are that new landlords are delivering higher investment, rent increases are being restricted to within the guaranteed limits, and that tenants consider the service is better. In addition the Audit report found that transfers have promoted greater tenant control, though there is still more to be achieved.
A copy of the Audit Scotland report is available on Audit