Tenant Information

Tenant Handbook

Every Council tenant should be aware of the Shetland Islands Council Tenants Handbook (PDF). The aim of the handbook is to explain the rights and responsibilities of both the Shetland Island's Council and SIC tenants in a jargon free way and includes information on:

  • payment of rent
  • repairs rights
  • antisocial behaviour
  • communal areas
  • garages and parking
  • moving home and housing options
  • homelessness
  • safety advice
  • elderly and disabled tenants
  • ending your tenancy
  • roles of housing services staff

This handbook is for guidance only and does not provide a definitive statement of your legal rights and obligations as our Scottish secure tenant. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information given is accurate we would recommend that you seek independent advice in respect of your legal  rights and obligations.

If you would like a large print copy of the handbook please contact Housing Services.