Renting from the council
This content applies to Scotland only.
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This section explains how to go about getting housing from the council or a registered social landlord (a housing association or housing cooperative). It looks at the application process, how housing is allocated and how to deal with any problems you have applying.
Anyone over 16 can apply for council housing anywhere in Scotland. This page explains more about how to make an application.
More about the application process for housing from the council, a housing association or housing cooperative. How waiting lists work and how councils assess priority when allocating housing.
Councils, housing associations and housing cooperatives assess priority on their housing waiting lists in different ways. Work out how they might prioritise your application.
What you can do if you have applied for housing from the council, a housing association or co-op and are unhappy with an allocation decision or the way your application has been processed.