Housing and local services Find out about owning and renting a property, council services and emergency planning. Buying and owning a property Information about buying, taxing, keeping and selling a home or business property. Community safety and crime prevention Includes personal and home safety, terrorism and weather emergencies like flooding. Council tax Find out about registering for council tax, ways to pay, exemptions and tax bands in Scotland. Energy efficiency at home Information on making your home more energy efficient and reducing energy bills. Find your local council Visit your local council website. Landlords, letting agents and property factors Find out what you need to know if you are a landlord, including how to hire a letting agent or property factor. Mobile homes Information for mobile home owners, mobile home site owners and gypsy travellers. Noise, neighbours, pets and pests Includes neighbour disputes, reporting noise nuisance and looking after pets. Planning permissions, appeals and building regulations Find out how to get planning permission, appeal a planning decision and meet building regulations and standards. Public libraries Library services in Scotland, including find your local library and online resources. Repossessions, emergency housing and evictions Information on what support is available to help you stay in your home. Includes your rights if you're facing homelessness or are homeless. Renting a property Information on starting and ending a tenancy with a private landlord, or applying for social housing. Rubbish, recycling, streets and roads Includes collecting large waste items, garden waste and reporting problems. Water supplies and sewerage Find out about water supplies and sewerage.