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Housing Advice Aberdeen

Welcome to Aberdeen City Council's Housing Advice Service, where you can find housing advice or get help if you are about to become homeless.

We provide free, confidential and personalised housing advice that will inform and encourage you to make decisions on the right and most appropriate actions to manage your housing situation in Aberdeen.

Use our housing advice self assessment tool as a first step and guide to the different options that may be available to you. To access your personalised advice, information and links to key contacts both within and outside the City Council, simply register your details and answer a few questions about your current living arrangements. This should take around 10-15 minutes to do and you may find it useful to have details of your earnings and/or benefits to hand before you log in.

If you are interested in applying for a Council house in Aberdeen City you must now complete a housing advice self assessment first. Our houses are in great demand and are allocated to those in greatest need as a priority. Realistically therefore, most people who apply will not be successful and those that are may have to wait a very long time. Other housing options may be available and may make it quicker for you to find a home, to move home, or to help you stay in your current home. A self assessment will provide you with a good indication on your likelihood of being allocated a property from us and will highlight other appropriate options that may be available.

Self Assessment and notes (including guidance notes)

For help completing a housing advice self assessment contact the Housing Advice Service on Tel: 03000 200 292. Some frequently asked questions are listed below.

New Initiative

During January 2016 Aberdeen City Council are going to be advertising a number of vacant properties using a Choice Based Lettings system called homehunt North East Scotland (homehunt NES). Choice Based Lettings is a system whereby vacant properties are advertised for let and applicants can submit a bid for these properties.

On a fortnightly basis, commencing 12 January 2016, properties will be advertised on the following website www.homehunt.info and also in the Press and Journal. The properties that Aberdeen City Council will be advertising through this system are two bedroom flats within the Tillydrone letting area. If you wish to bid for any of the advertised properties you need to have a housing application with Aberdeen City Council and be registered with homehunt NES.

You can register with homehunt NES on-line at www.homehunt.info . This website also contains useful information regarding the Choice Based Letting system.

When the bids are received they are ranked in order of housing priority and you will ONLY be contacted if you have successfully been allocated the property you bid for. Therefore, if you do not hear within five working days of the closing date you will not have been successful on that occasion. You should continue to bid for properties that you are eligible for and interested in when properties are next advertised.

Different types of housing and housing support:

Buying a home:
Renting a home:
Housing Support:
Homelessness:
Exchanging your Council Home:
Specialist Housing:

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Frequently Asked Questions