Council expands letting scheme to Foxbar.
Renfrewshire Council is expanding its choice-based housing letting service to the Foxbar area of Paisley.
HomeChoice@Renfrewshire gives applicants the opportunity to decide where they want to live and the specific property they’d like to apply for.
Available properties are advertised weekly online and in housing offices, in a similar style to the way estate agents market private properties.
The scheme has proven successful for the people who have recently moved into the newly-renovated flats in Gallowhill. It will now be extended to Foxbar and will include all Council properties available for letting of any size and type.
Councillor Tommy Williams, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, said: “HomeChoice@Renfrewshire was introduced earlier this year and has been very successful in Gallowhill, so I’m delighted we’re now able to expand to Foxbar and also involve a wider range of properties.
“Modern applicants want as much choice as possible, and that’s what we aim to give them with this scheme. With more involvement in choosing a property, we’re hoping tenants will be happier with the end result and that they’ll feel settled in their new home for many years.
“Taken together with our multi-million pound investment in new build homes and in bringing our current stock up to the Scottish Housing Quality Standard, it all adds up to a major commitment to making Renfrewshire a better place to live.”
Properties in Foxbar included in the HomeChoice@Renfrewshire – Choice Based Lettings scheme will be advertised from Monday 11 November 2013.
More information about the scheme is available online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/homechoice.