Living in a PSL property
Once you have settled into your home we ask that you act in a responsible manner throughout your tenancy.
Your tenancy agreement, usually called a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement, is a legal contract between you and the City of Edinburgh Council.
You are responsible for
- complying with all conditions detailed in your Short Scottish Secure Tenancy.
- paying your rent on time
- reporting any repairs
- keeping the furnishings and property in good condition.
- ensuring that you, your family or people visiting you do not commit any form of anti-social behaviour in or around your PSL property.
If you fail to adhere to any of the above then we will take appropriate action which may include legal action to end your tenancy. You can find out more about your rights and responsibilities, as well as Link’s responsibilities, in your PSL Tenant Handbook.
We take instances of anti-social behaviour very seriously and we want to help stop it whenever we can.
Anti-social behaviour could be noisy neighbours, drug dealing, people drinking on the street, untidy gardens or dog fouling or maybe you are being harassed or discriminated against.
You can read about how we deal with anti-social behaviour in your PSL tenant handbook.
You can report anti-social behaviour by calling 0330 303 0087 or the Police on 101
Change in circumstances
You must report any changes to your tenancy to Link and The City of Edinburgh Council Revenues and Benefits Division as this may affect your entitlement to Housing Benefit - this includes someone if is moving out, you want someone to move in or you want to transfer your tenancy.
You must also let us know if you plan to take up full-time or part-time education as this may also have an effect on your entitlement to Housing Benefit.
Ending your tenancy
If you want to move out you must give us 28 days’ notice in writing.
You must make sure your home is left in good condition. We will carry out a pre-termination inspection to identify if any repairs or redecoration need to be done before you move out. If you don’t carry out these repairs or redecorate before you move out, we will do the work and charge you.
If your property is left in excellent condition at the end of the tenancy you may be eligible for a £100 end of tenancy bonus.
Help and advice
If you need any help or advice during your tenancy, please call the Link PSL team on 0330 303 0087 or complete the online enquiry form.