Other Housing Options
Loreburn Housing Association
Loreburn Housing Association registered as a social landlord in 1982 and now 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.
Loreburn allocates their properties via an online service called Choice Based Lettings where applicants can complete, edit and manage their application for housing at any time of the day or night.
To register an application and view available Loreburn properties please visit Loreburn Lettings or contact their Customer Experience Team on 01387 321300 who will be happy to assist if you do not have access to the internet or require assistance.
Private Sector Tenancies
You can view private sector available tenancies through The Hub’s website – weekly updates are available to download here.
Novantie is subsidiary of DGHP – click here for more on Novantie.
Dumfries and Galloway Homes
Dumfries and Galloway Homes offers mid-market residential and student accommodation, primarily in Dumfries. Further information on available properties can be found here.
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 Group
- 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.
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.
Trust Housing Association
Please call 0131 444 1200 for further information or to request an application. Alternatively, you can complete an application online at www.homeforyou.org.uk. Please note Trust Housing Association is not a Homes4D&G partner landlord. Any enquiries must be direct to Trust at the number above.
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 comprise 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
Devorgilla Low Cost Home Ownership (Dumfries)
Large and attractive 1, 2, & 3-Bedroom town centre apartments available for sale starting at £110,000
- High energy efficiency standards with high levels of insulation, highly efficient green energy boilers
- Just off the George Street, in the heart of Dumfries town centre
- Homes qualify for the “HELP TO BUY” scheme – 15% deposit funding may be available from the Government towards the purchase price
To qualify to purchase these homes you have to be:
- A first time Buyer; or
- On the Common Housing register Waiting Lists; or
- Have a connection to Dumfries and
- Intend for this property to be your only and main home
The homes were funded by the Scottish Government and D&G Council and developed by Building Craftsmen. For further information, please contact David at Building Craftsmen on 01387 263131 or by emailing email@example.com