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About Council Housing

West Lothian Council has approximately 13,500 properties which consists of a mixture of houses, flats and sheltered housing.

The Council can provide housing information and advice for everyone, whether you are a council tenant, an owner/occupier, a lodger, living at home, privately renting, a Housing Association tenant or even a landlord. More information is available on this pdf icon Housing Information and Advice [67kb] leaflet.

For council tenants, your local housing team provides a full housing service to customers. This service includes:

Housing Strategy and Development

The Council's Housing Strategy and Development Section is responsible for a number of key aspects of service delivery to the community within West Lothian.

The section is involved in the following matters:

  • Social housing new build programme
  • Housing capital improvement programme
  • Fuel poverty initiatives
  • Housing improvements and repair grant schemes
  • Council house sales
  • Funding adaptations to private sector houses where people had a specific need
  • Occupational therapy assessments
  • Provision of aids to daily living through the Community Equipment Store based at St.John's Hospital
  • Provision of Housing With Care and sheltered housing
  • Provision of 'Smart Technology' to enable physically frail and disabled people to continue to live in their own homes

Applying for a Council House - West Lothian Housing Register

There are three partners of the West Lothian Housing Register who are Almond Housing Association, Weslo Housing Management and West Lothian Council. You only submit the one application for the three partners of the Register. You select which of the partners you wish to be considered by. There is no limit on how many you select. For more information , see the section on Applying for a House

Non - Housing Repairs 

The Housing, Building and Customer Services Non-Housing Repair Team exist to carry out day-to-day repairs and general maintenance/ refurbishment works on WLC premises. This consists of buildings such as, schools, community centres, office blocks, care homes, commercial units, libraries and theatres.

More Information

For full and detailed information on all tenancy related issues, and the most frequently asked questions, please refer to the pdf icon Tenant Handbook [2Mb].