Housing Information

If you have a Housing query, please call our Service Centre (tel: 01349 886602),or visit one of our Service Points.  You can also write to your local  Housing and Property offices.

The vision that we are working to is that everyone in Highland has a warm, affordable and secure home, in good condition which meets their needs in a pleasant and thriving community.  Housing helps communities across Highland to have sustainable economic growth.

Important: Changes to Benefits which could affect you

The government in Westminster is introducing a series of changes which could affect you if you currently claim housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Services to Owners

We have produced a new policy and leaflet on the services we provide to owners of properties in council housing estates.

Scottish Housing Regulator Inspection

The Scottish Housing Regulator has publlished its full Inspection Report on the Council's housing management services.  

Save, Borrow, Plan for Tomorrow

HI-SCOT Credit Union is now operating across the Highland area and provides an opportunity for people in the community to come together to save, and borrow money at low rates. Credit Unions are not-for-profit co-operatives, with surpluses being returned to members. They are run by its members for the benefit of the community. Anyone who lives or works in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland can join HI-SCOT. Savings are pooled together to be used as a common fund from which members can apply for loans

Benefits of joining a credit union include:

  • Access to Flexible & Convenient Loans
  • Attractive Dividend on Savings
  • No transaction fees for borrowing or
  • Saving

Paying in to the credit union is easy and can be done via:

  • Payroll deduction
  • Via Standing order
  • At any Paypoint outlet
  • At any Post Office

You can withdraw funds either by a cheque sent to your home address or transfer into a nominated bank account.

To join HI-SCOT you can access forms and information on-line at:
www.hi-scot.com or by calling 01851 701865.

When you complete your forms you can take them along to a Highland Council Service Point where staff will verify your ID. 

Advice and information on Housing

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If you have a housing emergency outside office hours i.e. if you suddenly become homeless or if you are a council tenant who needs to report an emergency repair, you can phone the Housing Emergency Line: 0845 700 2005.

Send us your comments and housing queries through our contact form.