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In Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian we allocate 50% of our vacant properties through our Choice Based Letting system

Anyone aged 16 or over can register and apply for housing. Applicants with a housing need can apply for a 'Priority Pass' giving them a greater chance of being made an offer of housing.


You must be registered and apply for housing before you can bid for our properties.

Once registered you can:

  • Manage your own application
  • Apply for priority passes
  • Bid for properties
  • Amend your details

Apply for a property

When you apply for a property that you are interested in, this is called placing a bid. It is important that you only bid for properties that meet your needs, are the appropriate size for your household and are in an area you want to live.

Applicants registered with Castle Rock Edinvar and looking for housing in East Lothian can also bid for Homes for Life properties.

If you are interested in housing in Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian we would also advise you to register with the relevant local authority as we allocate 50% of our vacant properties through a nomination agreement with each council.


Social housing is in high demand in Scotland so it is not possible to say how long it will take from registering to being made an offer.

Our adverts run for one week. Adverts close and new adverts start at 11am on a Thursday and you can apply for as many properties as you like.

When a property advert ends we receive a list of everyone who has placed a bid, sorted in order of the applicants' priority.

We offer the property to the first suitable applicant on the list.

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