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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

The Housing (Scotland Act) brought the Right to Buy (RTB) to an end on 1 August 2016 for all tenants in Scotland. 

Why has the law changed?

Although there are tenants who want to buy their house, many people and families also want to rent a house in the social rented sector from social landlords that are mainly Councils, Housing Associations and Co- operatives.

It is important to have a good supply of affordable rented homes available to help build diverse and secure communities with a mixture of owner occupiers and tenants. The RTB rules were changed to help make sure future generations can have access to affordable homes.