This page contains information about council and other social rented housing available through Highland Housing Register (HHR). It is to help you understand how quickly housing might become available for you in different communties. This may help you choose which communities to apply for housing in.
Click on the Letting Zones to find out:
- how many properties there are of each size,
- how many became empty last year, and
- how many people you will be competing with on the housing register.
Here’s an example of how to use this information
Say you are interested in your chances of being offered housing in Maryburgh and you need a 2 bedroom property.
- Click on Mid Ross in the list below
- Find Maryburgh in the first table, and look at the row for a 2 bedroom property
- This first table (Demand for Mid Ross based on first choice) tells you that there are 28 households on the register for a 2 bedroom property in Maryburgh, and another 11 HHR tenants who want a transfer. These 39 households have told us that Maryburgh is their first choice location for housing.
- The second table (‘Demand for Mid Ross Using All Choices’) tells you how many households in total would accept housing in Maryburgh, even where it is not their first choice of location. This brings the total demand for Maryburgh to 112 households on the register, and a further 32 tenants who wish to transfer. You will be competing with 144 households for a 2 bedroomed property.
- To find out how many of these properties there are in Maryburgh, go to the third table showing ‘Supply and Turnover for Mid Ross’.
- Find Maryburgh, and look at the row for a 2 bedroom property.
- This table tells you that there are 31 properties with 2 bedrooms in Maryburgh. And that last year 1 of these became available for letting.
What does this mean to me?
Demand is high for 2 bedroomed properties in Maryburgh but very few houses become available. You have a 1 in 144 chance of being offered one of these houses.
Your chances may improve but will remain limited, providing you continue to have a need for housing.
Information about how housing need is measured in Highland is set out in the Section 5 - Housing Need Categories and Priorities of the Highland Housing Register Allocations Policy. You can view the Allocations Policy and get other relevant information on the Highland Housing Register page.
Information to help you explore or plan for other housing options is available in ‘Finding Housing in Highlands’
If you would like to discuss your housing prospects in person or contact a Highland Housing Register office, you will find contact details in Appendix A under Current Documents or on the Highland Housing Register page.