New Code of Practice for retirement housing in Scotland
A new Code of Practice for the management of private retirement and sheltered housing in Scotland has been launched by the Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM), in consultation with the Scottish Government.
The code aims to promote best practice in the provision of management services in retirement housing, setting out clearly what must be provided by law and what else needs to be provided as good practice, irrespective of whether these services are provided by private companies or housing associations.
As such the new ARHM Code will be a useful resource for both property managers and owners alike and a helpful source of information for prospective purchasers of retirement housing when deciding on the right housing options for them.
Launching the code, Scottish housing and communities minister Alex Neil said it would help promote best practice for private retirement housing across Scotland and provide clarity for older people on the standards they should exp