Other Housing Options
Help to Buy
Annan Road Housing Project – large 3 bedroom just off the Annan Road and within easy walking distance to Dumfries Town centre. The houses qualify for the “Help to Buy” scheme. Click Annan Road Dumfries Houses for Sale for more details.
Loreburn Housing Association
Loreburn Housing Association was registered as a social landlord in 1982. Now, more than 30 years later, the Association owns and manages around 2,500 homes in Dumfries and Galloway. The Association also carries out a number of other activities in the region, including factoring for owner occupiers as well as a housing support function.
You can find out more about Loreburn Housing Association here.
Abbeyfield Scotland is another housing provider working in Dumfries and Galloway. Abbeyfield Scotland provides safe, secure quality accommodation where older people can maintain their independence but benefit from a little help and enjoy companionship and company – when they want it.
The accommodation is slightly different to an independent tenancy, as living in an Abbeyfield House means you have your own private en-suite accommodation, but that there is also plenty of shared spaces for dining and entertaining – plus meals are made for residents on site. In Dumfries and Galloway, Abbeyfield Scotland operates from two sites: one in Dumfries and another in Lockerbie.
Dumfries and Galloway Homes
Dumfries and Galloway Homes offers alternative rented accommodation and is managed by Loreburn Housing Association. A full list of available Dumfries and Galloway Homes properties can be found here.
For more information, to view or to apply, please contact Seonaid Hislop on 01387 321300.
HomeSwapper is the UK’s largest property swap service. The service allows tenants across the whole of the country to make a mutual exchange rather than sit on waiting or transfer lists to move elsewhere.
The online system is easy to use. You register your own property, use photographs and an in-depth description of your home. You also need to enter information about where you would like to live and the type of property you would like to move to. The system matches properties or swappers with any others that are online when criteria match up.
In Dumfries and Galloway, you can access HomeSwapper for free if you are a tenant of:
- Home Scotland
- Irvine Housing Association
You can still use HomeSwapper if you are a tenant of DGHP. However you will be charged for using the service.
Similar to a mutual exchange, once a tenant has found someone to exchange with, both parties need to contact their landlord to complete an exchange application form. Tenants cannot exchange homes until they have received permission from their landlord.
Novantie is subsidiary of DGHP – click here for more on Novantie.
Private Sector Tenancies
You can view private sector available tenancies through The Hub’s website – weekly updates are available to download here.
Royal Air Forces Sheltered Housing Scheme
The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants.
This type of accommodation is available to:
- All former members of our Air Forces who have completed one day’s service and received one day’s pay.
- The immediate family members of those who are serving or have served, this may comprises of: Spouse / Civil partner/ Widow / Widower.
- Those aged 65+ who may have served in the Army or Navy.
The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
Please click to see what accommodation is available locally.
For further information please contact Mark Shields, RAF Association Headquarters on 0116 464 5032 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Moor Road Apartments – Riverside have a number of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available for rent in Longtown. For more information click here.