Accessing Council Housing
The recent restrictions to household visits made by the Scottish Government refer to social visits. House moves are not affected by the announcement on 22 September 2020 because specific guidance is in place.
Moray is a fantastic place to live, but we do have limited council houses. We create around 500 new tenancies per year, but have more than 3,500 applications on the waiting list.
Because of this, you could be waiting a very long time for council housing, so it’s important to check what other housing options are available to you.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for one of our homes, and will be placed on the housing list. In line with our allocations policy, we will assess all applications fairly and equally, and will place applications on one of three lists:
- The homeless list - 50% of allocations (+/-5%)
- The waiting list - 32% of allocations (+/- 5%)
- The transfer list - if you are already a council tenant - 18% of allocations (+/- 5%)
Points are awarded for different circumstances, and your number of points will decide your position on the housing list. The only exception to this is for the homeless list, because your position on the list is determined by the date we received your application. If you think your home is not suitable due to a health condition and/or disability, we can carry out a housing functional assessment.
Please ensure that you include your email address in your application, as any property offers will be made to you via email. You will then be given four working days to view your offer, and accept or reject the property online, which can be done at any time of the day or night.
Housing and Property