Applying for a council house in Midlothian
New Allocation Policy April 2013
- A revised Housing Allocation Policy has been drafted to better reflect the changing housing needs in Midlothian. It provides a clear framework for prioritising applicants based on housing need as set out in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and aims to provide affordable, quality housing for people in need.
- The policy is based on a 'Group and Points Model' to meet the aims for housing needs groups and reintroduces lettings targets to ensure fair access to housing.
A copy of the New Allocation Policy document is available to download:
- Housing Allocation Policy Midlothian Council April 2013 (PDF)
- Midlothian Council Allocations Policy summary of main changes (PDF)
Information on what the Council is legally required to prioritise in terms of determining the housing need of applicants is available on the following external websites:
You are invited to give us your feedback on the proposed Allocation Policy either by completing our online survey:
or by emailing us:
or you can write to us at:
PO Box 28974