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Tenant Information

We actively keep tenants up to date of any developments that are happening. We also seek the views of those we come in contact with to allow us to improve the service.

This is done via:

  • Direct correspondence - Tenants News, Applicants News
  • Tenants Information Days - organised by the Tenant Participation Officers
  • Road shows - Scottish Housing Quality Standard Programme
  • Surveys - phone, mail

Tenant Handbook

All information relating to being a council tenant can be found in the pdf icon Tenant Handbook [2Mb].


Property Standard when let

When you start a new tenancy the property should meet pdf icon this standard. [42kb].

Parking and Garages

If you have a car you must park it in your driveway, if you have one, or in the space provided.

If you do not have a parking space please make sure that you do not block roads, paths or grassed areas. You need to make sure there is enough space for fire engines, ambulances and police cars to get through.

You need our written permission before parking a motor vehicle, boat or caravan in your garden, drying area or communal grassed area.

Applying for a garage or lock-up in West Lothian

West Lothian Council has lock-up garages or plots in most parts of West Lothian.

Lock-up garages help protect your car against theft and accidental damage or vandalism. In winter, a lock-up keeps your car free of frost.

Successful applicants are selected on a date order basis, with council tenants receiving priority. All other applicants including owner-occupiers will have their applications placed on the waiting list.

If you are interested in applying for a lock-up garage/plot, please download and complete thepdf icon application form [83kb] and return it to your local Council office.