We respect the rights of tenants who many not want to be involved and will continue to remind tenants that you not only have the right to get involved through the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, but also that they are welcomed by us.
Tenant Involvement Strategy 2012 - 2015
“ We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with tenants and recognise the importance of good quality participation. By working together we can build a strong, successful organisation that meets, and hopefully exceeds, the needs of tenants. Involving tenants is at the core of ACHA’s principles and we will always strive to give communities as many opportunities as possible to work with us”.
Alastair MacGregor, Chief Executive
(extract from the Tenant Involvement Strategy 2012-2015)
The three main strands of formal Tenant Participation are:
- The Tenants Panel (click on link Here for more information)
- The Tenants Consultation Register (see below)
- Tenants and Residents Associations (see below)
Tenants Consultation Register – Application FormThe Tenants Consultation Register is a list of tenants from all over Argyll and Bute who have said that they would like to be consulted on matters which affect them. Consultations are mainly done by postal (or e-mail) questionnaires. There are 104 tenants on the register (as at March 2013). If you would like to join the Tenants Consultation Register click on the Application form Above.
Tenants and Residents Associations
Acha support a number of tenants groups who have set themselves up. Groups often represent tenants and others in a defined community (group of streets within a large town or a complete settlement). Tenants groups have a constitution and a committee with office bearers. Acha can provide help in setting up a group and help with all the necessary paperwork also we provide funding to enable a group to run its self.
The main benefits of setting up a group are:
- Easier access to and sharing of information
- Representation of the wishes of the local community or individuals
- Constituted groups can apply for funding
- Recognised groups can be consulted by ACHA or others
- Can work in partnership with others
If you would like more information on the existing tenants groups that we support or you would like some advice or help to set up a tenants association in your area, please speak to staff at your local ACHA office who will be only too happy to help.