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Mid Lothian Housing Options

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Housing Options Wizard



Welcome to Midlothian's Housing Options Wizard.

This tool provides information on a range of housing options that may be available based on your current circumstances. You will also be given information on where you to get additional advice to address any difficulties that are effecting your housing situation.

To make sure you are given the most appropriate information you should complete all sections of the questionnaire as accurately as possible.

What housing options are available?

There is a wide range of housing options available to people in Midlothian, including help to remain in your current home and moving to another home.

Moving home

  • Apply for a Council Home
  • Mutual exchange
  • Renting from a Housing Association
  • Private rented accommodation
  • Home ownership. Including Shared and low-cost ownership
  • Midmarket rent
  • Sheltered housing
  • Extra care housing

Help to stay in your home

  • Help to resolve financial difficulties
  • Help to claim benefits to pay your rent
  • Adapting your home
  • Help in your home (personal care)

Why not just wait for a Social Housing tenancy?


Across Scotland Social Housing is in great demand. Especially in Midlothian where the number of council properties which become available to rent each year is amongst the lowest in Scotland. As a result people can wait for several years before they are made an offer of housing by Midlothian Council.

Considering the full range of housing options available means you are more likely to find suitable accommodation more quickly, and also in an area of your choosing.

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