housing application pack
Housing Application Pack
To apply for housing, please download the application pack below.
- Application Form (pdf)
- SIC Allocation Policy Leaflet (pdf)
- HHA Allocation Policy Leaflet (pdf)
- CHR Information Leaflet (pdf)
- Child Contact Form
- Medical Assessment Information Sheet
- Medical Assessment Form
- Social Needs Form
If you require any help in completing the form, please contact:
Other forms that you may need in relation to your application are listed below:
Shetland Islands Council and Hjaltland Housing Association operate a joint housing register. 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.
The benefits of a shared application between the SIC and Hjaltland Housing Association include:
- a simpler, fairer and less time consuming way to apply for housing.
- a wider choice of landlords and property types for applicants.
- a better match between property and applicant at allocation.
- promoting mobility for existing tenants between SIC and Hjaltland Housing Association.
Anyone aged 16 is entitled to be apply for housing.
Existing tenants (of either Shetland Islands Council or Hjaltland Housing Association) may apply for a transfer to another council or housing association fish.
HomeSwapper applicants can also apply (must be tenants in Council, Housing Association or similar housing in the U.K. and be registered with the HomeSwapper Scheme).
There is no limit to the number of areas you can choose, and you are encouraged to consider as many areas as possible to increase your chances of being re-housed.
As Hjaltland run a choice based lettings system you can apply for any property you are interested in no matter where it is as long as you meet the letting criteria for that property. Hjaltland advertise available properties in The Shetland Times and online at www.hjaltland.org.uk.
More information on SIC housing policies and procedures.
The Council and Hjaltland’s Nomination Agreement
A nomination agreement is in place between Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council. In summary, 50% of properties let by Hjaltland each year will be allocated through the nomination arrangement and follow the choice based lettings system. Properties let through the nomination arrangement are advertised as either SIC nomination general needs applicants or SIC nomination homeless applicants.
Personal Housing Advice
We offer appointments with a Housing Officer, who can give you information and personal housing advice based on your circumstances.
Shetland Islands Council - Housing Service
6 North Ness Business Park
Hjaltland Housing Association
2 Harbour Street
Full and up-to-date information in the application form
It is important that the application form reflects your full circumstances, some of which may be of a personal nature, but please be assured all applications are confidential.
If you are not sure whether a piece of information about your circumstances is important, housing staff are happy to advise. It is better to include too much information on the application than too little and risk housing need not being identified accurately.
If you remember something you forgot to put on the form after you have submitted it, or if your circumstances change, you should let staff know in writing as soon as possible so that your application form can be amended and the points total adjusted if necessary.
What happens once I've handed in the application?
We go through the form carefully and points are awarded through the allocations system in line with the current Allocation Policy and a summary of the points awarded for different categories of housing need are detailed in the Allocation Policy Leaflet.
You will be sent a letter confirming the number of points allocated and the areas you have chosen.
Please remember that positions on a list change from week to week, according to whether other applicants come onto or leave the waiting list or whether the circumstances of other applicants change.