A new Housing Bill (the Bill) is set to be introduced by the end of this parliamentary year (2022-23) to begin to deliver the actions of the New Deal for Tenants and some other aspects of Housing to 2040.

The exact timings are still to be confirmed but a draft Bill is expected to be published after the summer recess which concludes on 3 September 2023.

The Bill is expected to cover:

  • A new deal for tenants – to deliver stronger rights for tenants, greater protection from eviction and a national system of rent controls for the private rented sector.
  • Domestic abuse – a new requirement for all social landlords to have a domestic abuse policy in place.
  • Homelessness prevention duty – a new duty will be applied to a range of public bodies and landlords requiring them to take specific actions to reduce the risk of homelessness.

We noted in our response to Housing to 2040 that we were disappointed with the lack of focus on developing and supporting the housing workforce in Scotland which we feel is a missed opportunity.

CIH Scotland is now looking to engage with our members to examine these issues in more detail and find out more about your priorities and wishes for the new Bill.

Discussion papers

CIH Scotland has published a series of discussion papers examining these issues in more detail and setting out some priorities/areas for discussion for the new Housing Bill. You can download the papers below: 

Member presentation and discussion toolkit

CIH Scotland has also developed a toolkit for members to help you to discuss the priorities for the new Housing Bill within your own organisations.

Download the presentation             Download the discussion toolkit

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the Housing Regulation Bill in more detail, get in touch.