Shetland Islands Council (SIC) and Hjaltland Housing Association (HHA) operate a Common Housing Register (joint application list). This means that by completing one application form you can be considered for housing with both landlords. If you wish, you can opt out of being housed by either landlord. To increase the chance of being housed, we recommend you choose to be on both Housing Registers.
Anyone aged 16 is entitled to be apply for housing.
There are 3 methods of applying for housing in Shetland:
- By online Housing Application form
- By downloading and printing a PDF Application Pack at home for completing and scanning and emailing or posting to the Housing Office
- By telephoning and requesting a paper Application pack from the Housing Office for completing and scanning and emailing or posting to the Housing Office
Depending on your circumstances, you may require Additional forms for Medical, Social or Child Contact requirements. These can be completed via the same methods as the Housing Application form as detailed above and are available for completing online via the Additional Housing forms box on this page or for download via the PDF link below.
If your require a Paper Application pack or any additional requirements for the application please contact housing.
Our full allocation policy as well as other housing policies can be found in our policy section.