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East Lothian, Midlothian & West Lothian

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Allocation system: 50% of properties are allocated through Home Search – a choicebased lettings system. 50% are allocated through a nomination agreement with the local authority.

Registration criteria: Anyone aged 16 or over can register, and applicants with a housing need can apply for a Priority Pass.

How to register: Register with Home Search to manage your application, apply for priority passes, bid for properties, and amend your details. We also recommend registering with the local authority.

Placing a bid: Adverts run for one week, with new adverts starting at midnight on Wednesdays. You can apply for as many properties as you like.

Offers: When an advert ends, the applications are sorted in order of priority, and the property is offered to the first suitable applicant.