Find and apply for a home

There are many options when you're searching for a new home.

Take 15 minutes to find out what your options are using the housing options wizard.

The wizard asks you a series of questions then tells you which housing options best suit your needs.

If social housing is one of your best options you can make an application.

Return it to any ACCESS office or send it to: Communities, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Orchard Loan, Forfar, DD8 1AN

By completing the form you are applying to four landlords:

Our social housing allocation guide explains how we make decisions about which houses to offer to which applicants.

What happens next

We’ll get back to you within 28 days to let you know where you are on this list. We may also offer you a housing options appointment.

You will get up to two offers of housing but if you refuse those offers, we will consider suspending your application. This means that your application stays on the housing list, but you won’t get another offer.

We may suspend your application for three months.

Every offer we make will be a reasonable offer. This means that the property we offered you -

  • had all the bedrooms you need as defined by this policy; and
  • met all the recommendations our housing options team made after an assessment of your needs

Wherever possible, we will offer you the type of housing you’d like but we can’t always do this because we don’t always have enough of the type of properties people would like to live in.

Houses for immediate let

You may also be interested in houses for immediate let. These are homes which have been refused three times.

    These properties and details of how to apply for them appear on our houses for immediate let page.

    Change of circumstances

    If you have a change in circumstance while you are on the housing waiting list let us know by completing a social housing change of circumstance form.