Housing options

Whether you want to rent, buy or own a part share, we can help you find the housing option that's right for you.

We have a limited number of properties and our turnover is low, so we may not be able provide you with a home that suits your needs at a time when you need it.

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, you may be entitled to immediate help and should contact your local council’s Homeless Persons Section.

Properties to rent

All our properties are for social rent but there are other options - including mid market rent - that may be advertised by other housing associations or local authorities.

The properties we have for social rent are advertised on the Homehunt website.

You local authority can give you advice on the housing options available to you in your local area. You can also find information on housing options in Scotland on the Shelter Scotland website.

Properties for sale

Many people who want to own their own home find that today's high prices prevent them from getting onto the property ladder.  There are a number of options that could help you into home ownership.

Shared ownership

A shared ownership property is where you own part of your property, normally between 25% and 75%, and you pay rent (called an occupancy charge) to Horizon to cover the remaining share.

Sharing owners have an Exclusive Occupancy Agreement with Horizon which details the rights and responsibilities of both the owner and Horizon.

We currently have 25 shared ownership homes in management and have no plans to develop more. Occasionally a home will become available when existing sharing owners are looking to sell on. If you would like more information please contact us.

Shared Equity

Shared equity helps people on low to moderate incomes who want to buy a home but are unable to meet the full price.

The scheme aims to help the following:

  • First-time buyers
  • People who currently have a Scottish Secure tenancy with a Council, Housing Association or Cooperative
  • Serving Armed Forces personnel or recent veterans
  • People with a disability whose current home no longer meets their housing needs

Please note, however, that eligibility for each scheme can vary depending on the Scottish Government’s priorities.

Link Group Ltd manages two shared equity schemes, Open Market Shared Equity and New Supply Shared Equity, on behalf of the Scottish Government. For more information on these schemes call 0330 303 0125 or visit their website.