All Lister tenants are being sent information about changes to their tenancy agreement arising from the introduction of sections of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.
There are changes arising from 1 May 2019 and others arising from 1 November 2019. For the November 2019 changes, there is the introduction of a 12 month residency requirement for some requests concerning a tenancy.
These changes affect all social housing tenants in Scotland. The Scottish Government has required all social landlords, including Lister, to write out to all tenants before 1 November 2018, to notify them in detail of the changes. Lister is doing this and enclosing a Household Details form for tenants to check, amend any incorrect or missing information, then to sign, date and return to Lister. Lister will then send a copy of the returned form back to the tenant for their records.
Copies can be downloaded here of the changes that commence from 1 May 2019 and from 1 November 2019. In addition there is a summary leaflet showing all the changes.
There is a blank copy of the Household Details form to download here.
For changes after 1 November 2018, there is a blank copy of the form for Lister tenants to use to notify us, to download here.
For more information please contact the Lister office, ideally in person or by telephone. Please also see our FAQs below:
Q1 – Where did Lister get this personal information about me from?
A – It has been supplied by you when you first signed the Lister SST agreement, together with any changes that have been notified formally to Lister since then.
Q2 – Why does Lister have to hold such information about all the people in my flat?
A – It has always been a requirement of the SST tenancy that all tenants have to notify their social landlord of who is living in the tenancy and any changes in that information. This is to enable the landlord to manage your tenancy fairly and accurately. The changes in the 2014 Housing Act make it even more important, for your rights, that up-to-date information is held by your landlord.
Q3 – The form is pre-populated with certain details but some are missing and some are wrong.
A – Please correct any errors and add any missing information, then sign, date and send the form back.
Q4 – The information on the form is correct. Do I just file it?
A – No, please sign, date and send it back. Lister will then send you a copy of your form so you have a copy to keep.
Q5 – There has been a change in my household since 1 November 2018 – what do I do?
A – Use the form on this website to notify Lister of any changes to your household from November 2018 onwards.