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Applying for a house

The information below will help you decide where you would like to live.

Before you start an application you should:

  • fill in the HomeOptions assessment
  • have your HomeOptions assessment reference number
  • look at all the information on each area listed below - there are also links to school catchment area maps and Traveline Scotland
  • GP details and a list of any medications taken by anyone to be housed
  • National Insurance numbers 
  • previous addresses over the last three years
  • personal details of anyone to be housed with you

If you want to apply for a home and be placed on the housing list with a housing association, co-op or the council in South Lanarkshire, you only need to fill out one form. You will find a link to the form in each of the area sections. The form can also be used to tell us about any changes in your circumstances, such as a change to medical conditions, a change within your household or changes to any care and support requirements.

Homeless

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, you can also view our pages on Homelessness for further information.

HomeOptions

Our HomeOptions tool helps you find the options that may be available for you in South Lanarkshire. It asks a set of questions including household size, income and type of house. You will then be given a personalised report of your options.

It takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can go back to it anytime by using the reference number you will be given. If you register with an email address, your action plan will be automatically emailed to you and you can print it. You might also want to look at other Housing Options in the West of Scotland.

HomeFinder

After you have done your HomeOptions assessment you may still want to be put on the waiting list for a council house or a house with a housing association or Co-op, but it could take some time, depending on circumstance to actually be offered a home.  You can see who the partner landlords are using the following links for housing association, and Co-op 

You can read more about how we assess your circumstances and award points in our HomeFinder booklet. This booklet also provides details on our service standards and how we manage your application.You can also read the Council Housing Allocation Policy

Blantyre area

There are two main shopping areas in Blantyre and High Blantyre which have a supermarket, various shops, banks, post offices, dental practices and public houses.

There is a health centre with several GP practices. 

Transport links - the main bus station is in central Blantyre, where there is also a train station with links to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Blantyre postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Blantyre Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in Blantyre.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are 30 letting areas in Blantyre

Bothwell, Uddingston, Westend, Springwells and Woodtrees, Low Blantyre, Burnbrae, Blantyre Central, High Blantyre

Cambuslang area

Cambuslang town centre has a variety of shops, post office, restaurants, dental practice, opticians and public houses. There is also a large supermarket nearby.

Within Cambuslang Gate there is a library, GP surgery, registry office and Q and A office.

Transport links - there are good bus links within Cambuslang town centre, where there is also a train station with links to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Cambuslang postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Cambuslang Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in Cambuslang.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are 11 letting areas in Cambuslang

Borgie/Kirkhill, Cairns, Cambuslang central, Cathkin, Dechmont/Lightburn, Eastfield, Overton, Springhall, Wellshot/Silverbanks, Westburn, Whitlawburn

Rutherglen area

Rutherglen town centre has a variety of shops, banks,  post office, restaurants, dental practice, opticians and public houses. There is also a large supermarket nearby.

Within Rutherglen there is a library, GP surgery and Q and A office

Transport links - there are good bus links within Rutherglen  town centre, where there is also a train station with links to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Rutherglen postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Rutherglen Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in Rutherglen.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are eight letting areas in Rutherglen:

Bankhead, Blairbeth/Burnside, Central Rutherglen, Farme Cross, Fernhill, Gallowflat, Spittal, West End

East Kilbride area

East Kilbride has a large town centre has a variety of shops and department stores, post office, restaurants, dental practices, opticians and public houses. There are also several supermarkets nearby.

Within East Kilbride there is a library, Health Centres with multiple GP surgeries in them, registry office and Q and A office.

Transport links - there are good bus links within East Kilbride town centre, where there is also a train station which is on the main line to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a East Kilbride postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the East Kilbride Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in East Kilbride.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are nine letting areas in East Kilbride

Calderwood, Glassford, Greenhills, Murray, Newlandsmuir, St Leonards, Strathaven, West Mains, Westwood, Whitehills

Clydesdale area

Clydesdale has a variety of shops, post office, restaurants, dental practices, opticians and public houses. There is also a supermarket nearby.

Within Clydesdale, Lanark there is a library, GP practices, registry office and Q and A office.

Transport links - there are good bus links within Clydesdale and there are several train stations, such as Lanark, which are on the main line to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Clydesdale postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Clydesdale North Local Letting Plan  and Clydesdale South Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in the Clydesdale area.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are 14 letting areas in Clydesdale:

Abington, Biggar, Blackwood/Kirkmuirhill, Braidwood, Carluke, Carnwath, Carstairs, Coalburn, Crossford, Douglas/Rigside, Forth, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark, Law, Lesmahagow

Hamilton area

Hamilton town centre has a variety of shops, banks,  post office, restaurants, dental practice, opticians and public houses. There is also a large supermarket nearby and retail parks.

Within Hamilton there is a library, GP surgeries and Q and A office

Transport links - there are good bus links within Hamilton town centre, where there is also a train station with links to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Hamilton postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Hamilton Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in Hamilton.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are nine letting areas in Hamilton:

Burnbank, Fairhill, Hamilton Central, Hillhouse, Laighstonehall, Low Waters, Meikle Earnock, Udston, Whitehill

Larkhall

Larkhall has a variety of shops, post office, restaurants, dental practices, opticians and public houses. There is also a supermarket nearby.

Within Larkhall there is a library, GP practices, registry office and Q and A office.

Transport links - there are good bus links within Larkhall and there is also a train on the main line to Glasgow. To find out more visit Traveline Scotland.

Schools - to find the nearest schools in this area see our School catchment area maps - you will need a Larkhall postcode for this.

Housing stock - there are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Larkhall Local Letting Plan   gives you detailed information on the housing stock in the Larkhall area.

Running costs - you should make sure that you can afford the costs of renting or owning a property. For more information see:
• council rent
• council tax
• money and benefits advice
• welfare reform (bedroom tax)

There are eight letting areas in Larkhall:

Ashgill and Netherburn, Eddlewood and Quarter, Ferniegair, Hareleeshill, Larkhall Central, Meadowhill, Stonehouse, Strutherhill

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