Applying for a Home
Home Argyll Common Housing Register
Dunbritton Housing Association is one of the partners of Home Argyll Common Housing Register.
Applications forms are completed online and one application enables you to be considered for re-housing with any of the following housing providers: Dunbritton Housing Association; Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA); Fyne Homes; and West Highland Housing Association. All of the landlords operate the same Allocations Policy.
For customers in West Dunbartonshire we will only consider your application for our properties in the West Dunbartonshire area. To complete an on line application you should log into www.homeargyll.co.uk and click “apply online” on the top right hand side of the page. Guidance on completing the one line application can be found here Application Guidance. As part of the application process you will be required to show us a number of documents to verify your identification, residency and housing history. Details of this can be found in the application guidance.
Access to the internet/getting online
If you do not have access to the internet at home you can make an application using a smart phone or through your local library who offer internet access.
If you need help to use the internet please contact the office by calling 01389 761 486, press Option 1 for the housing team and we can arrange an appointment for you to come in to the office and we will assist you to complete the application online.
What information do I need to provide?
To register for housing you will be required to provide information and documentation relating to your housing history, proof of identity and residence. See application guidance for details of what you need to provide.
Rehousing due to health problems
If your current housing circumstances are affecting your health, you should complete the Health and Housing Need section of the on-line application to allow consideration of your health needs in your priority for housing.
At Dunbritton we are committed to helping reduce homelessness in the communities where we have housing.
As part of our statutory responsibility to work with the local authorities of West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute, we offer 50% of any houses that become available for let each year. This means that individuals and households in high housing need are given priority for re-housing. If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness please contact the numbers below:
Argyll and Bute: 01436658806, Out of Hours 0345 056 5457
West Dunbartonshire: Alexandria 01389 776 400
Dumbarton 01389 776 409 Out of Hours 08001971004
Other Housing Options - Shared Ownership
Dunbritton Housing Association have a number of Shared Ownership properties within Dumbarton and Alexandria. Shared Ownership offers customers the opportunity to buy a part share of the property (between 25% and 75%) and then pay an affordable rent to the Association. There are certain criteria that you have to meet to be considered for shared ownership property. An explanation of eligibility criteria and more about Shared Ownership can be found here Shared Ownership.pdf.
To apply for shared ownership please complete a Home Argyll housing application, and tick the box next to the question “Would you be interested in receiving information about shared ownership properties?” We will then notify you if suitable properties become available for sale.
What happens to my application after I have applied for Housing?
When you complete your on line application it is then allocated to one of the Home Argyll partners for assessment. You will receive a letter asking you for information to enable your application to be processed. Once your application has been processed you will receive a letter detailing your points. Our target to respond to you is 28 days.
How we Point your Application
A copy of the Home Argyll Allocation Policy can be found here.