Our new housing allocation system is now live

Our new housing allocation system – Angus Homefinder – is now live. You can now apply for housing online using our new system here.

Existing applicants do not have to do anything – we’ve transferred over all your details to our new system. To check your application details or make changes, click here.

We will advertise available homes and their details on the Angus Homefinder website starting Friday 27th November, so applicants can bid for the properties they want. We’ll issue more information about how to bid nearer the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do I need to apply for a house?

Accepted Proof of ID:

  • Birth certificate, passport or National Insurance Card.

Accepted Proof of Address may include, but not limited to:

  • official letters/bills/statements from a local authority, public agency or private utility company (gas, electric, telephone), government department, private sector lease, bank or building society;
  • photographic driving licence

What is my position on the waiting list?

We want people to have more choice about where they live. We will advertise a property and applicants will be able to bid for it. Because allocations will depend on who bids for a property, we will no longer be able to advise your position on the list. However, you will be able to see the number of bids made for each property.

Fewer bids will mean you have a better chance of getting a similar property.

More bids will mean you have less chance of getting a similar property.

We’ll allocate properties by priority banding and the date of application.

What if I have a problem?

You can contact us using our online form or call us on ACCESSLine 03452 777778, but if you call, please be aware that our team is very busy as you would expect on Day 1 of the new system and you may have a bit of a wait.

 (This is an update to the post published this morning. We’ve had some teething problems, but they’re ironed out now – thanks for bearing with us)


Giving Housing Applicants the Power of Choice

 We’re starting a new housing allocation system that puts the power of choice into the hands of Angus home seekers from the start of  November.                                                                                                                                                       The Choice-based Lettings System will see us and our housing assopciation partners advertise properties for let to registered applicants on a single website – Angus Homefinder. Applicants can bid online for the properties where they want to live.                                                                                                                                                          All housing applications will have to be made online (there will no longer be paper application forms), with housing options advice provided as part of the application process.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Existing applicants will not need to do anything, all applications will be automatically reassessed under the new policy and applicants will be notified by letter of their new banding along with log in details for the new online Housing Register.                                                                                                                                                             New applicants will be able to apply online from Monday 2 November. We’ll advertise available homes and their details on our Angus Homefinder website from Monday 16 November, allowing people to bid for the properties they want.                                                                                                                                                                                                              For more information, visit our News website.

Looking for Council housing? We need your views on furniture supply.


Home furniture

Furniture Project Survey

Have you applied for Council housing? If so, we’d like to know what your plans are for furnishing your home, and whether you’d be interested in a new option.

We are looking into the possibility of providing new furniture and white goods at a weekly cost to help our tenants turn their houses into homes.

Under such a scheme, tenants would buy points and use the points to rent what they need.  Weekly payments would be added to rent payments.

Before deciding to proceed with this project, we want to know if it would meet the needs of tenants and be something that tenants would use.

We are running a short Furniture Project Survey to collect applicants’ views between now and 15 March.

If you are on our waiting list, please give us your opinions by completing the survey.