Applying for Housing
Welcome to our housing application page.

We ask everyone who is interested in renting a Gannochy Trust house to complete an application form.  Every application is assessed and applicants are shortlisted using our criteria.  All shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview – this also gives you the chance to find out more about us and ask any questions.  The application and the interview help us decide who to offer a tenancy to.

 

Applying for Housing
Applying for housing

Our Housing List closed at midday on Friday 17th May 2024.

We received over 220 applications for the few homes that we currently have available.  We are processing your application and will be in touch with every applicant by the end of June.  Please allow us time to complete this process, and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

There is generally much higher demand and many more applications than we have houses available.  Unfortunately, this does mean that applicants can be disappointed.  We work hard throughout the assessment process to ensure that our approach is fair and consistent and that all applicants are kept well informed.

You can only apply for a house when the list is open.  This will be announced on our website.  When the Housing List is open, the application form will be available on our website.

We do not keep a list of interested parties to notify when the list is open, so please check this page of the website regularly.

Please note that our sheltered houses are usually only available to tenants already living in the Gannochy estate and that none are currently available to new tenants.

Housing criteria
Application process

All applicants must meet the following three criteria to be considered for a tenancy:

  • they are currently resident in Perth and Kinross;
  • this will be their only residence; and
  • they don’t currently own or jointly own another property.

Applications will then be assessed against a further three criteria:

  • one or more housing needs, which cannot be met in their current accommodation;
  • they have the ability to financially sustain the rental payments, Council Tax, and general costs of the house and garden; and
  • they can maintain the house and garden to a satisfactory standard.

 

 

Our Housing List is not currently open.  We have a low turnover of tenants and do not keep a waiting list.  When homes become available, we will promote this on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Links for these accounts are at the foot of this web page.  Our Sheltered Housing is prioritised for our existing tenants and external applications are not commonly invited.

Applying for Housing