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Apply for a House

Apply for a House

The Association is currently in partnership with Cube Housing Association building houses/flats in the Milncroft Road/Bankend Street area of Ruchazie.

When the development is complete there will be 28 houses available for social rent and 12 houses/flats available for mid-market rent. 

 

Ruchazie Housing Association will own and manage 14 of the social rented houses and Cube Housing Association will own and manage the remaining 14 social rented houses and the 12 mid-market rented properties.

House Mix Breakdown

Ruchazie Housing Association
2 x 2 Bedroom Wheelchair Standard Cottage Flats
4 x 1 Bedroom Upper Cottage Flats
8 x 2 Bedroom Houses

Cube Housing Association
4 x 3 Bedroom Houses
10 x 2 Bedroom Houses

Mid Market Rent – Lowther Homes
6 x 2 Bedroom Flats
6 x 2 Bedroom Houses

You will need to be registered on a Housing List to be considered for any of the properties. 

Ruchazie Housing Association  Apply Here.

Cube Housing Association Apply Here.

For more information on Cube Housing Association  Freephone: 0800 479 479.  Website  www.cubehousing.co.uk

 
Mid Market Rent
The mid market rent properties will be allocated through Lowther Homes. 
For more information please contact Lowther Homes direct on  0800 561 6666. You can also register an interest with them at info@lowther.com  and you will be added to their list.

APPLYING FOR A HOUSE
Ruchazie Housing Association maintains an open list and anyone aged 16 or over can be admitted to our list.

Housing application forms are available at the Association's office and can also be requested in writing, by e-mail or telephone and also be downloaded by clicking here.

We will assess your housing need and advise you in writing of your points total within 20 working days of receipt of your application.

Our Allocations Policy

We operate a Group Plus Points System as a way of prioritising applicants. Applicants will be assessed and included in one of eight groups depending on their housing needs. These groups are:

1.       Homeless

2.       Urgent Needs

3.       Overcrowded (or larger families)

4.       Unsatisfactory Housing

5.       Transfers/Under-occupation

6.       General Needs

7.       Support

8.       Aspirational

Groups 3 and 5 have sub-groups to allow distribution between internal and external applicants.

Advantages of a group plus points system

 The key advantages are it:

  • Addresses housing needs specified in law (the reasonable preference groups), as well as other housing needs

  • Facilitates monitoring of allocation practice, in particular how effectively we are meeting our legal responsibilities

  • Ensures accurate identification of housing needs and allows us to respond quickly to changing patterns of need

  • Provides for a wide range of housing needs to be tackled thereby promoting our objective of creating sustainable communities.

What happens when we receive your application?

When we receive your housing application form, we will assess your housing circumstances in accordance with our allocations policy and place you within a group.

We will write to you within 21 days of receiving the information relevant to your application telling you of your point’s award and which group you have been placed in.


Applications are assessed in accordance with the Association’s Allocations Policy (which adheres to the principals of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to ensure reasonable preference for housing is given to persons who:

•   Are living in sub standard accommodation; or
•   Are occupying overcrowded houses; or
•   Are living under unsatisfactory housing conditions; or
•   Are homeless or threatened with homelessness

Applications are assessed within 21 working days of being submitted and after this time applicants are notified in writing of their priority for rehousing, together with a breakdown of how points have been assessed. Applicants will not be considered for an allocation until the assessment process is completed and they are eligible to be housed.

Any applicants being considered for an offer of housing will be visited to establish that all details recorded in the application form are correct. Tenancy checks will also be carried out with current/previous landlords where appropriate.

AVAILABILITY OF HOUSING
Demand for housing greatly exceeds the supply of housing which becomes available for let. Applicants should therefore be aware that we are unable to meet the needs, demands and aspirations of all applicants on our housing list and that tenants could remain on the waiting list for some time before being made an offer. Applicants should also be aware that their position on the list can change on a regular basis as new applicants are admitted to the list
 
HOUSING OPTIONS

A number of local authorities in Scotland have developed Housing Options Guides which give detailed local information on housing options in the private and public sectors within their authority. This information includes provision for special needs groups.  www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/YourHome/HousingOptions/