How to apply for a home

Our social rented properties are affordable to people on low incomes.  

We provide homes for those in the greatest housing need. This covers a range of circumstances – from people who are homeless or threatened with homeless, to people whose current home doesn’t meet their needs any more, for instance it isn’t big enough or it’s to large or they have mobility problems.  

Find a Home

Most of our homes are advertised on Find a Home, our choice based letting site.

Before you register you will be able to see where our homes are and decide if we have the type of property you need in the area you want. You will also see what homes are currently available and decide if you want to register an interest in them.

We then assess each applicant according to our priority criteria. The person with the greatest housing need will then be offered the property in line with our lettings policy

Properties in Edinburgh

We advertise available properties in Edinburgh on the EdIndex website.

Properties in Fife

All of our vacant properties in Fife are allocated using a 100% nominations agreement with Fife Housing Register. Find out how to apply here: Fife Housing Register website.

Nominations from the local authority

We ask local councils to nominate applicants for up to 50 per cent of our vacancies.  We would encourage you to apply to your local council for housing and let them know that you would like to be nominated. You will find details on how to do this on individual council websites.

Generally councils give us a number of nominees for each vacancy and we will allocate the property to the  person with the most priority in line with our allocations policy. 

Help to apply

If you need any help to apply, or have questions about our allocations process, please contact us.

Did you know?

We have 795 properties across 11 local authority areas - around 50 become available to rent every year. 

Contact us

Call us on 0330 303 0089 or complete our online enquiry form

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