Tenant participation means tenants having a real say and stake in the decisions that affect their homes and communities.
It’s beneficial for both the tenant and the landlord. It gives tenants opportunities to voice concerns, share opinions and contribute positive ideas about the housing service they receive. It gives landlords opportunities to shape services in the best way to fit the needs and wants of tenants.
There are lots of different ways tenants can give feedback or work with staff to make improvements to services – things like filling in a form or an online survey, getting involved in a project team, forming a tenants’ organisation or even serving as a Board Member.
We support tenants and residents to set up, develop and run registered tenants’ organisations (RTOs) and tenants/residents’ groups.
RTOs and residents’ groups look after and promote the interests of tenants. They act together to discuss problems and improvements, or they may campaign on issues like traffic and parking problems or pollution. They can also organise social events so neighbours can get to know each other better.
We can help groups to form by providing funding, meeting space, admin support and training.
If you’re thinking about setting up an RTO or residents’ group in your neighbourhood, please get in touch.
Over the coming months there will be opportunities for tenants to get involved by:
If you’d like to be kept up to date about these opportunities, please complete the form to the right.
Anyone with an interest in the provision of quality affordable housing in Leith / north Edinburgh is welcome to apply for membership. You don’t have to be a tenant.
If you would like an application form, please ring the office on 0131 554 0403, or download our application form. Our Membership Policy is also available online.