Bathroom Replacement Programme Update

Bathroom Programme Update

Our bathroom replacement programme has now begun. It is a 7 year contract to replace around 6500 Council bathrooms, in more than 80% of our housing stock, and the contractor is MPS Housing Ltd. 

The first replacements are taking place in the Brechin and Montrose areas, and this first phase will take 2 – 3 years. Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifieth areas will take up the next 2 years of the contract, and the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas will follow that.

Tenants will receive a letter from us when work is due to start in their area.



Safety Information: Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Recall

Tumble Dryer Recall

It is estimated that up to 800,000 unmodified tumble dryers pose a potential fire risk in the UK.

The recall covers all models of vented and condensing tumble dryers produced between April 1, 2004 and September 30, 2015 and sold in the UK under the Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Proline and Swan brands. Consumers who think that they may have an affected model should call the Whirlpool helpline on 0800 151 0905.  Further information about affected models can be found here.

Low Cost Home Ownership Opportunity in Edzell

We have 3 properties available at a discounted price in a new housing development in Edzell that is due for completion in August 2019.


To qualify, you must live or work within, the local Government Ward of Brechin and Edzell, have a gross household salary not exceeding £29,314 (single) and £44,807 (couple), and have a demonstrable housing need.

The discounted sales price of these units is £134,421.

If you meet the criteria and want to note an interest, please contact the developer, DLB , by email or call 07501 430942.

We work closely with developers in the area to ensure that Angus residents can access a range of affordable housing options as part of the developers’ planning obligations on qualifying sites.

If you want to find out more about this, or any other affordable housing being built now in Angus, please visit our housing development webpage .

Funding Announced to Help End Homelessness

We’re pleased to announce the award of £172,000 from the Scottish Government to support our 5 year Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help prevent homelessness and ensure homeless people get the help they need quickly .

The funding is part of the £50 million Ending Homelessness Together fund announced by the First Minister to support the prevention of homelessness and the implementation of the recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

As a key part of these recommendations, each local authority submitted their Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to the Scottish Government by 31 December 2018. Soon we will publish our plan, following feedback received from the Scottish Government. The plan outlines a number of actions under five priorities to achieve rapid rehousing in Angus, developed with extensive consultation with partners, stakeholders and the community:

  • PRIORITY 1: Increase focus on prevention to stop homelessness happening in the first place
  • PRIORITY 2: Ensure households get through the homeless system faster
  • PRIORITY 3: Ensure homeless households can access existing housing
  • PRIORITY 4: Ensure homeless households can access the right type of support
  • PRIORITY 5: Increase affordable housing supply to meet needs of homeless households

The distribution of the remaining £16 million funding for 2020/21 and 2021/22 will be subject to further consideration of potential options by the Scottish Government and COSLA.

Communities Convener, Mark Salmond said

We welcome the additional funding which will help us and our partners deliver a number of initiatives identified to make the change to rapid rehousing that we are all committed to. We will continue to work in partnership with the Scottish Government to support the strong, determined national effort to end rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation and end homelessness.

Hurry! One Discounted Value Affordable House Remains for Sale in Arbroath

For discounted sale:   2 bedroomed house, Plot 22 at Little Cairnie

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One discounted value affordable housing unit is still available at the Little Cairnie development in Arbroath.

The full details of the property are on Thorntons website

To qualify you must meet certain conditions including:

  • Have a household income lower than £29,314 (single person) or £44,807 (couple)
  • Be normally resident, or employed in the relevant area of Angus, and
  • Have a demonstrable housing need

If you are interested in this discounted sale property please see our full list of conditions below:

Little Cairnie Discounted Affordable Housing Guidance for Purchasers





The Earl and Countess of Forfar Visit Academy Court


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Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Forfar, visited Forfar yesterday.

On a fine sunny day, they were received by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne, Angus Provost Ronnie Proctor and our Chief Executive Margo Williamson.


During their visit, their Royal Highnesses walked in the town centre and visited Academy Court to meet with the residents there.