Looking for Employment or Training? Come Along to Carnoustie Works 2019


Lots of help available for people looking for work or training at Carnoustie on 1 March. Open to people from other towns as well!


Revised Fire Safety Guidance for Private Landlords

The Scottish Government recently issued revised guidance for private landlords on satisfactory fire alarm provision permitting the use of tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms to comply with the repairing standard from 1 March 2019.

The revised guidance has now been published on the Scottish Government website.

This guidance will cease to have effect from 1 February 2021, at which time private landlords should refer to the Scottish Government guidance on the tolerable standard, Chapter 16: Satisfactory Fire Detection.


Update on Repairs Contractors for Council Tenants

Please note, this post has been reposted as there was an issue with viewing the table on text only devices – the table has been replaced with text only.

Further to the McGills administration we have now successfully arranged stand-in contractors from our existing group of housing repairs providers. The table below shows the contractors for each type of job by area. All other contractors remain the same.

Brechin – Aids and Adaptations and Change of Tenancy repairs – Milnbank

Montrose – Aids and Adaptations and Change of Tenancy repairs – Derek McNulty Joiners

Forfar and Kirriemuir – Joinery – QAPM

Thank you for your patience while we were putting these arrangements in place.

The Housing for Older Veterans in Scotland advice guide

Housing for older veterans in Scotland

Two of Scotland’s charities Age Scotland and Housing Options Scotland have worked together and launched a housing advice guide for veterans in Scotland.

The Housing for Older Veterans in Scotland advice guide is for any military veteran age 65 and older who has completed at least one day’s Regular or Reserve service in HM Forces.

Military veterans can request free copy of the guide from the Age Scotland helpline – 0800 12 44 222.

For more information on the guide see the Age Scotland website or the Housing Options Scotland website.

Looking for Council housing? We need your views on furniture supply.


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Furniture Project Survey

Have you applied for Council housing? If so, we’d like to know what your plans are for furnishing your home, and whether you’d be interested in a new option.

We are looking into the possibility of providing new furniture and white goods at a weekly cost to help our tenants turn their houses into homes.

Under such a scheme, tenants would buy points and use the points to rent what they need.  Weekly payments would be added to rent payments.

Before deciding to proceed with this project, we want to know if it would meet the needs of tenants and be something that tenants would use.

We are running a short Furniture Project Survey to collect applicants’ views between now and 15 March.

If you are on our waiting list, please give us your opinions by completing the survey.



Tenant Participation Strategy Update

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Last Thursday we sat down again with our Tenant Steering Group, to give them the 1st draft of the new Tenant Participation Strategy. Some of the members looked over the draft document and they said they were happy that all their comments and feedback had been taken on board.

The group will take away the draft to fully review it and come back at the next meeting to give full feedback and comments. Initial thoughts were positive and we look forward to the next meeting to get a good discussion going about the content of the draft.

If you would like to get involved with Tenant Participation Strategy please contact TenantParticipation@angus.gov.uk and we will discuss participation options with you, and work out the best way for you to be involved.

Repairs: Information for Tenants Affected by McGills’ Administration

It is with sadness we’ve heard of Dundee construction firm McGill & Company Ltd. going into administration. The contractor held our council housing maintenance contracts for change of tenancy and aids and adaptation works in Montrose and Brechin and joinery repairs in Forfar and Kirriemuir.

We are currently arranging for alternative contractors to take on this work and, in the meantime, we are only able to carry out emergency works. We hope to have new arrangements in place in the coming days and would ask for patience until this is finalised.

Mid-market rent properties available now in Inverkeilor

Mid market rent homes

Mid-market rent homes offer affordable housing for those who cannot afford to buy their own home or pay full-market rent, but who want to live in the private-rented sector.

See our new Mid-market rent homes website and find out more details about mid-market rent properties available for rent in Inverkeilor now.