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Housing Advice


Use the Housing Advice Providers Database (new window) to find out who to contact for housing information and advice on your particular housing issue or topic e.g.

  • homelessness
  • disrepair
  • harassment
  • mortgage
  • rent arrears
  • finding a home

You can also find out which organisations specialise in advising particular groups of people, such as

  • young people
  • older people
  • homeless people
  • people with a disability
  • people with mental health issues
  • ex-offenders

The West Lothian Housing Option Guide (in the Downloadable Documents section) contains lots of useful information about the various housing options available and how to access them.

The Scottish Government has produced a revised leaflet for those who have served in the armed forces. This aims to help those who have served in the armed forces understand their housing options, answer some of the questions they might have and direct them to further information and sources of advice and assistance.
It now also includes additional information on both finding and keeping a home as well as some additional sources of advice.
The guide is available on The Scottish Government website - just click on the link on the left of the page. 

West Lothian Home Choice (external site) (new window)

West Lothian Council have recently launched a portal called West Lothian Local Pad which allows customers looking for Private lets to go online and search for properties available in West Lothian. This exciting new portal allows customers in West Lothian to have easier access to the Private Sector and offers advice and assistance on the website for people looking into Private Letting. All the Landlords and Letting Agents on the Portal are Registered Landlords. They are accredited by Landlord Accreditation Scotland which means they are working to Scottish Core Standards so you can have the peace of mind that your Landlord/Agent will be working to a high standards. Please have a look at our web portal for more information



updated 10/04/13

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