How do I apply for a home?
Please make an appointment to speak to one of our Housing Officers. They will fill out the application form with you, explain how our allocations policy works, and answer any questions you have about the application process. If you need an interpreter to attend this meeting please let us know and we will arrange to have one present.
What information do you need to process my application?
We need you to provide us with 2 pieces of official mail with your name and address on them. These prove your residency at your application address and they can be from the Benefits Agency, the bank, a utility company etc. If you are unable to provide the letters immediately please contact us to discuss it further.
If you have access to children we will need written confirmation from either your ex-partner or a lawyer.
If you are pregnant you must provide your certificate of confinement or your “share care” card.
I am homeless. What should I do?
If you are homeless you should visit South Lanarkshire Council. They will assess your situation and if they decide that your application should be dealt with under the homeless legislation they may offer you temporary accommodation. They may also pass your details to us and ask us to re-house you as a homeless applicant.
40% of our lets should be to applicants referred to us from South Lanarkshire Council. If you have already been to South Lanarkshire Council and made an application with them, make sure you have made them aware that you want to be re-housed by West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative.
Where are your properties?
We have 644 properties in the outskirts of Cambuslang. All but one are in the West Whitlawburn area. The majority of our stock are multi-storey flats. For safety reasons, we do not allocate families with children flats above the sixth floor. We also have tenemental low-rise flats which are 3 floors high and some recently built front/back door houses and cottage flats. Some of each property types are adapted with wet floor showers for people who have mobility difficulties.
The West Whitlawburn area is covered by CCTV which is monitored by our Concierge team. The team provide support to tenants 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Concierge team also operate our Housing Alarm service. We can install housing alarms to any of our properties.
West Whitlawburn is close to local shops and to schools. More information on our neighbourhood can be found on the government’s Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics website.