Pressured Area Status
Pressured Area Status in Aberdeen City
On 22 May 2012 the Council's Housing & Environment Committee approved Pressured Area Status (PAS) designation in 50 letting areas in the city. A list of all the letting areas affected by PAS designation is listed below.
|Balgownie||Dyce||King Street||South Sheddocksley|
|Bridge of Don||Froghall||Middlefield||Summerhill|
|Castlegate||Garthdee / Kaimhill||Peterculter||Union Grove|
|Central||George Street||Pittodrie||Urquhart Road|
PAS designation means that the right to buy will be suspended in these letting areas for ten years until 5 September 2022 for all new tenancies created on or after 30 September 2002 to 1 March 2011. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 removed the RTB for new tenants after 1 March 2011 and therefore they are not affected by pressured area designations. The Council in partnership with Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) has developed other forms of low cost home ownership (LCHO) for tenants who aspire to own their own home with options such as shared equity, shared ownership and the Scottish Governments low cost initiative for first time buyers (LIFT) which is administered by Registered Social Landlords. These schemes are advertised when they become available and contact should be made with the housing providers if you wish further details.
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