Housing and local services Find out about owning and renting a property, council services and emergency planning. Being a landlord in Scotland Information and advice on being a landlord in Scotland. Buying and owning a property Information about buying, taxing, keeping and selling a home or business property. Council tax Information about council tax bands, appeals, applications and how to pay. Find your local council Visit your local council website. Gypsy Travellers Advice for gypsy travellers on access to services, eviction rights and discrimination Letting agent registration Find out how to register as a letting agent, including information on the Code of Practice. 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. Renting a property Information on starting and ending a tenancy with a private landlord, or applying for social housing. Repossessions, emergency housing and evictions Information on your rights and what help and advice is available to help you stay in your home. Residential care Find information on residential care, including finding and paying for care home services. Rubbish, recycling, streets and roads Includes collecting large waste items, garden waste and reporting problems. Self-building a home Information about building your own home or renovating an existing derelict property. Emergency planning Find out how to be prepared for and respond to emergencies like flooding and severe winter weather.