Applying for a House
This is how to apply for a property with Hunters Hall Housing Co-op
Hunters Hall operates a Choice lettings scheme, with available properties being advertised each week.
Step 1 – Register with EdIndex
If you want to be considered for a Hunters Hall property, first you need to be registered with EdIndex, Edinburgh's common housing register. This involves completing an EdIndex application form. Hunters Hall has forms available at our office, or you can get one from any City of Edinburgh Council or Housing Association office or print one from the Key to Choice website.
Once you have received your registration number you can start bidding.
Step 2 – Bid for available properties
Details of vacancies are advertised on the Key to Choice website where you can also submit your bids online.
You need to find out if you are in the starter or mover category, as this will let you know what properties you can bid for. Information on these categories can be found on the Key to Choice website. Before making bids, please read the advert carefully to make sure that you are eligible for the vacancy.
Only if you are successful in your bid for a Co-op property, will you then be required to apply for membership of the Co-operative. This will involve a meeting with Management Committee members. The meeting will be about the Co-op and the opportunities for you to participate in the community here. It will not be about your housing circumstances.
You must apply for, be offered and accept membership before a formal offer of tenancy can be made. The Co-op can decide to not offer you membership. If you are refused membership you will be given an explanation and a right to appeal.
As a Co-op member you will be expected to support the work of the Co-op and attend the Annual General Meeting. If you do not wish to apply for and take up Co-operative membership then you should not bid for any Co-op property advertised.
Bids must be received by 3.00pm each Friday.
Step 3 – Outcome
We will contact you if your bid has been successful. This will normally be towards the end of the week following the closing date for bids. Due to the number of bids that we get for each property, we are unable to contact those who have not been successful.
Additional information about Choice can be found on the Key to Choice website.