Housing Options Advice

Whether you are concerned about your housing circumstances or are simply looking for a new place to live, we can help. We offer free Housing Options advice. Please contact your local housing office, or our Housing Options team on 01620 827827, to arrange an interview.

This service is available to people in all types of housing, including council and private lets, home owners and people in other tenures, such as lodgers.

Because Council housing is allocated strictly according to need, you may have to consider living in another 'tenure' - that is type of housing - if you don't have many points on our housing list.

For instance you could try local Housing Associations, that rent property at below private market rates. The largest locally, East Lothian Housing Association, advertises properties on the Homehunt website once you have signed up.

Or you could look on our private rental pages  to find a suitable private let. We may also be able to assist you with a deposit guarantee through our Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme. Please call the Prevention Team on 01620 820107 to find out whether you are eligible for assitance.

If you would like to buy but cannot afford the full market price there are affordable housing options.

If you think you are homeless or may be at risk of homelessness,  please contact our Homelessness service.

If you need advice on possible risk of homelessness, please call 01620 820107 for advice and a Prevention appointment.

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