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HomeOptions

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 also read about how our homes are allocated in 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 route runs through Blantyre, where there is also a train station with links to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and to Glasgow. To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 eight letting areas which have various types of property and sizes. There are different types of property for rent from the council and our seven HomeFinder partners.

Availability - Springwells has mainly four-in-a-block type properties which are two bedrooms and above. Highest turnover is the Springwells and Woodtrees letting area. Higher demand area with limited availability is Uddingston. 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 8 letting areas in Blantyre

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

Apply for a house

 

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 plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 - Within Cambuslang area there are a variety of properties including tenement flats, deck access/maisonettes, 4 in a block flats, multi storey flats and houses.

There is particular demand for ground floor properties.

There is one sheltered complex with 1 and 2 bedroom properties within it. There is also a limited number of amenity properties within the Cambuslang Area. 

Availability

There is a low turnover of 1 bed properties and amenity properties within the area.

There is a reasonable turnover of 2 bedroom flatted properties including tenement and deck access.

There is a low turnover of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses within the area.

Turnover for sheltered housing is very low as there is only one complex within the area.

Please note - Whitlawburn is currently undergoing a regeneration programme therefore there are no available properties to let in this area at this time.

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

Apply for a house

 

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 GP surgery, library and Q and A (the Q and A is situated in the library building) .

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 plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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

The majority of the stock consists of 2 bedroom properties.

There are 2 sheltered complexes and 7 sheltered community sites within the area these consist of 1 bedroom properties. 

Within Rutherglen there are a variety of property types including tenement flats, deck access/maisonettes, 4 in a block flats, houses and amenity properties.

Availability

There is a reasonable turnover of 1 and 2 bed flats within the area. There is a particular demand for ground floor properties in the Rutherglen area.

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

Apply for a house

 

East Kilbride area

East Kilbride has a large modern shopping centre which contains a range of leading department stores, high street shops and restaurants.  Local amenities include district general hospital, health centres, post office, pharmacy, general grocers, public libraries, hairdressers, leisure facilities, public park and public houses.

Strathaven has a number of craft and gift shops, alongside well known town centre names, a leisure centre which includes an indoor swimming pool, gym and pitches.  It also offers restaurants, public houses, general grocers, public library, doctor surgery and public park.

Transport links -   East Kilbride town centre bus station provides services to all the main towns in South Lanarkshire and Glasgow. East Kilbride train station also has a direct service to Glasgow.

There are various bus routes/stops within the Strathaven area which provides services to all main towns in South Lanarkshire.

To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 - In East Kilbride/Strathaven there are 0/1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, and 4+ bedrooms general needs properties as well as sheltered and amenity properties.

Availability - In East Kilbride and Strathaven properties do not become available very often and you may have to wait a long time to be housed there. 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 10 letting areas in the East Kilbride and Strathaven area

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

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Lanark area

Lanark town offers a variety of amenities and services, including train and bus services. There are leisure and health facilities and various local shops and restaurants including two major supermarkets.

Within Lanark town there is a Jobcentre Plus, Council Offices, Equestrian facilities, Golf course and an agricultural and auction market.

Transport links - there are good bus links within Lanark at peak times. However there is a limited service from early evening onwards. A train service is available direct to Glasgow. One change is required for journeys to Edinburgh. To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 - Lanark consists of a variety of property types including amenity and sheltered to cater for older tenants.

We have approximately 790 dwellings. The majority of our properties are one and two bedroom flats. We have 196 three bedroom properties and 12 four bedroom properties. Additional stock is provided by three HomeFinder partners.

Availability - Lanark is mainly high demand for housing and has low turnover of self contained houses. The main area where there is increased turnover is the tenement flats within the Smyllum letting area. These flats are one, two and three bedrooms and each block has a secure close entry system. Smyllum is walking distance to all the main amenities within Lanark. For other letting areas, you may have to wait a considerable period of time depending on the level of housing need. The Clydesdale South Local Letting Plan gives you detailed information on the housing stock in this 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 Lanark:

Bankhead, Castlegate, Kildare, Smyllum, The Marches, Wellgate, Wheatpark, Woodstock Road

Apply for a house

 

Carluke area

Carluke town offers a variety of amenities and services, including train and bus services. There are leisure and health facilities and various local independant shops and restaurants including a major supermarket and a golf course.

Transport links - there are good bus links within Carluke at peak times. However there is a limited service from early evening onwards. A train service is available direct to Glasgow and Edinburgh. To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 - Carluke town consists of a variety of property types including amenity and sheltered to cater for older tenants. We have approximately 1068 dwellings. The majority of our properties are one and two bedroom flats. We have limited availability of three and four bedroom properties. Additional stock is provided by three HomeFinder partners.

Availability - the Clydesdale North Local Letting Plan  gives you detailed information on the housing stock in this 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 8 letting areas in Carluke:

Cairneymount, Crawforddyke East, Crawforddyke North, Crawforddyke West, Douglas Street, Carluke West, Whitehill West, Whitehill

Apply for a house

 

Clydesdale rural area

There are many rural villages surrounding Clydesdales main towns of Lanark and Carluke. The rural villages vary in size and distance from amenities. Some of the villages have amenities and services such as local health centres, schools, transport links, playparks, shops and restaurants. However, some others have no services or amenities and residents require to travel to access these, therefore these areas can be more remote. These villages with no services or amenities tend to be more rural and much smaller in size.

If you don't know the rural areas, then we would recommend you contact our Home Options Team on 0303 123 1012 for further discussion.

Transport links - there are limited bus services throughout all rural villages and services end in most cases in the early evening. With the exceptions of Carstairs Junction, there are no rail services within the villages. To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 36 rural villages in Clydesdale South within which there is a total of 1674 housing stock. Within Clydesdale North there are 24 rural villages which comprises of 1246 housing stock. There are a range of amenity and sheltered housing within Lesmahagow, Forth and Douglas. Additional stock is provided by four HomeFinder partners.

Availability - there can be very limited demand for housing in several of the villages due to rural location therefore we tend to have available housing within these, particularly in the villages of Forth East, Rigside and Douglas Water.  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 a total of 20 condensed letting areas within Clydesdale rural area:

Abington, Biggar, Blackwood/Kirkmuirhill, Braidwood, Carnwath, Carstairs, Coalburn, Crossford, Douglas, Forth, Kirkfieldbank, Law, Lesmahagow, Rigside, Cleghorn, Cartland, Hyndfordbridge, Shaws Scheme, Yieldshields, Kilncadzow

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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 plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 9 letting areas within Hamilton, each with various property types and sizes. Some of the letting areas also include sheltered and amenity housing.

Availability - Large family housing is in high demand, the areas with the highest turnover of the larger property types in the Hamilton are Fairhill, Whitehill and Hillhouse. The letting areas that are high demand with limited availability are Hamilton Central, Low Waters, Laighstonehall and Meikle Earnock. 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

Apply for a house

 

Larkhall

Larkhall has a variety of shops, post office, restaurants, dental practices, opticians and public houses and supermarkets.

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 plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to 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 eight letting areas which have various types of property and sizes

Availability - the areas with the highest turnover include Ashgill, Netherburn, Strutherhill, Stonehouse and Hareleeshill. Higher demand areas with limited availability are Ferniegair, Larkhall Central and Meadowhill. Ashgill and Netherburn are more rural to the other letting areas and Stonehouse is its own village with some of its own amenities including health services, shops and restaurants. 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

Apply for a house

 

 
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