House Exchange option for social tenants



There are many different reasons why you would like to move home. Maybe the kids have moved away and you have too many rooms, or maybe you’re expecting another child and you need that extra space. Or maybe you’d like a garden or maybe your garden is too much for you. Exchanging your home with someone else is called a Mutual Exchange.

The mutual exchange allows Council and Housing Association tenants to exchange homes with the permission of their landlords. You can register online and look for a property you like. When you find someone who wants to exchange, you complete this short form and contact your landlord to ask for permission.

You can find more information on the mutual exchange process here.



Help for Veterans and their families in Angus


All our contacts and relevant information about what support is available for veterans and their families is in one convenient place on our website. We have information about housing, benefits, health and much more, including links to voluntary organisations who offer support.

Homeless or Rough Sleeping in Winter? We Can Help!


As temperatures drop, staying indoors becomes more desirable in winter. Rough sleeping and begging is rare in Angus towns but it does happen and we share concern for those members of our community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our Communities Convener, Cllr Craig Fotheringham said: “When we are aware of instances of rough sleeping or begging, our Housing Officers always approach the person and offer housing options advice and information, either in an outreach situation on the street, or in one of our ACCESS Offices or Libraries.”

He continued, “We will also direct them to other services we or our partners provide that may help them. Jointly we offer a swift, person-centred, housing-led response, to address what are often quite complex needs.”

We always provide advice and assistance. If you are concerned about someone who is begging or doesn’t have a place to stay, please advise them to go to any ACCESS Office or Library, or call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 to get advice on their circumstances.

Angus Dates for Research on Homelessness in Scotland – £15 High Street shopping voucher for participants


The Scottish Housing Regulator wants to meet with people who have used our homelessness services and has asked Craigforth (independent researchers) to speak to service users

The researchers will visit Angus on Tuesday 27 March for engagement sessions in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose . Feedback from these sessions will help the Regulator focus on what’s important. 

Please see attached flyers for details of drop-in sessions in Angus:

Everyone taking part will receive a £15 high street voucher as a thank you. 

Academy Court new housing development update

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Unfortunately, the opening of the new Academy Court (the former Chapelpark School) in Forfar has been delayed. Once work had started, the contractor discovered that the existing buildings needed additional engineering works. Poor weather then delayed the external works on the site.

Housing Service Manager, John Morrow said:

“Whilst this is disappointing, it is not unusual for developments which transform iconic buildings into a new use, to be more complex than originally foreseen.  We believe this significant housing development will breathe new life into this landmark building, and this part of Forfar.”