Moray signs up to new housing option
Moray Council has joined forces with other housing providers in the north-east to offer an additional option for those seeking affordable accommodation.
The mid-market tenure system has been developed in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, local housing associations and housing partnerships. Mid-market tenure can mean mid-market rent or low-cost home ownership.
Households can now register an interest in intermediate housing tenures which provide an affordable housing option for those who are less likely to receive an offer of council housing or housing association housing.
There is currently very little intermediate housing in Moray, although that is likely to change.
The register is completely separate from an application for council or housing association accommodation but it does mean that households will receive notification of any suitable vacancies as they occur.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “Due to the huge demand for rented social housing, the majority of people on waiting lists may never receive an offer. Mid-market tenure is another option they may wish to consider.”
More details on the register are available at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_101654.html
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.