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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

Chapter 2 – Strategic housing functions

37.Section 10 amends the requirement in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 for local authorities to prepare a local housing strategy. It expands the purpose to be accomplished by the local authority to include ‘improves the standard of housing in the authority’s area’. It also adds a requirement that the local housing strategy must set out a strategy for identifying and dealing with houses which fail the Tolerable Standard, the local authority’s policy for designating Housing Renewal Areas, and a strategy for improving the condition of houses through the use of the scheme of assistance powers in Part 2 of this Act.

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