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Home Ownership

Home Ownership

Introduction

Owner-occupation is the most common tenure in Clackmannanshire with 62% of dwellings being privately owned. Private housing is available in all towns and villages in the area. Improved transport links and the new housing developments have made Clackmannanshire an attractive place for new residents.

For the latest information on house prices and the Scottish housing market visit Scottish Government Buying and Selling house prices web page.

Becoming a home owner

Find out about Low Cost Home Ownership Schemes or buying or building a house without any grant assistance (open market).

Responsibilities as a home owner

When you buy a property you are responsible for carrying out repairs and maintenance to your home. Carrying out these repairs can often mean large extra costs that you may not have accounted for. You should always take future repairs and maintenance into account before buying a property. Housing legislation places a duty on Clackmannanshire Council to ensure that local housing is in reasonable condition and fit for people to live comfortably. For more information see Private Housing Assistance Scheme.

Factoring

If you live in housing which includes commonly owned areas such as roofs, staircases, entrances and gardens you may be affected by the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011.

Home owners factored by Clackmannanshire Council

Recent legislation known as the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 requires the Council to register as a property factor and to comply with the legislation.

Approximately 1,000 former Council properties have been affected by the law and as a result from 1 October 2012 are now being factored by Clackmannanshire Council. Most of the homes being factored have been purchased from the Council, however, the purchasing tenant may no longer be the owner.

To find out more about the Property Factors Act and the responsibilities of home owners being factored see Factoring by Clackmannanshire Council.

For Further Information Contact

Housing
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000 Fax: 01259 452400
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