housing STOCK AND DEMAND
Shetland Islands Council and Hjaltland Housing Association - Housing Stock
Shetland Islands Council has a total housing stock of over 1,800. This includes close to 1,400 properties that are currently used as mainstream or 'general needs' housing. The remainder are used for other purposes (such as decant accommodation during refurbishments or temporary accommodation for homeless households).
Hjaltland Housing Association has over 640 properties for rent - mostly detached and semi-detached houses.
A breakdown of where these houses are located is available here.
Joint Housing Register - Number and Type of Applicants
The number of Council properties in the allocation area, the number of times a re-let has occurred in the last year, the numbers of people on the waiting list for that area and the percentage of applicants rehoused is shown here.
Your chance of being offered a Council property is influenced by:
- How often a vacancy occurs in any one of your areas of choice
- The number of points you have been awarded
- The position this places you on the housing register for that area of choice in comparison with other applicants