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The recent restrictions to household visits made by the Scottish Government refer to social visits. House moves are not affected by the announcement on 22 September 2020 because specific guidance is in place.
Changes to the way that you can apply for housing with us
The way you can apply for housing or update your housing application is changing. From 18 March 2021, the apply4homes website will be closed and no longer accept new housing applications.
We are currently moving to a new online housing application.
The Housing List will close from 18 March 2021 and will not reopen until our new Housing Online Application goes live on Monday 19 April 2021. We will accept paper applications from those who are considered to have an urgent housing need (homeless). We will still be allocating our properties to our existing applicants in line with our Allocations Policy.
From 19 April 2021 if you still want to be considered for housing with Moray Council you will need to register and create a Housing Online account and select the relevant option:
- Create a housing application - to create a new application
- Incomplete Housing Application - to continue with an application which has only been partially completed.
- Completed and accepted - to update and amend an application which has been completed and submitted already.
Once your application has been accepted and assessed
You will be placed on our housing list. When you reach the top of the housing list, and if there is a suitable vacancy in the areas you have chosen, then we will make you an offer, which will be sent to the email address you provided with your application. You will then be given four working days to view your offer, and accept or reject the property online, which can be done at any time of the day or night.
If you refuse two reasonable offers of accommodation within a period of one year, we will not make any further offers of accommodation to you for six months from the date of your last offer.
Applications will be valid for 12 months. If you do not keep your application up to date, your name will be removed from the waiting list, but you can reapply at any time.
Due to such high demand for council properties, you could be waiting a very long time for a property. It’s important to check what other housing options are available.
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