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Finding a home

How do I find a home?

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Since 2006 we have been part of the Fife Housing Register, working in partnership with other housing providers to simplify access to housing and promote a more customer-focused approach to the allocation of social housing in Fife. As such, everyone who applies for social housing in Fife now does so through the Fife Housing Register.

The register means that you only have to fill in one application form giving your circumstances and preferences. All Fife Housing Register partners can then consider your application. This makes the best use of homes across Fife.

Anyone aged over 16 can be accepted on to the Register.

What happens once I have completed a Fife Housing Register application?

We use the information contained within Fife Housing Register applications to work out who is most in need of housing, using a points system.

How long will I have to wait for a house?

Because there are always more applicants than available properties, we usually cannot allocate you a home straight away.  As such, your application will most likely be added to the housing waiting list. When a property becomes available that matches your preferences, and the points you have been allocated put your application at the top of the list, we will contact you directly to discuss your options further.