to Homehunt Gigha
all need homes that are comfortable, affordable and appropriate
to our needs. To this end, The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust is striving
to improve all Trust owned housing and to ensure that there are
opportunities for households to build their own homes, should they
so wish. As the demand for Trust rented housing will always exceed
supply, it is essential that we have a fair, transparent and easily
understood system of allocating houses.
Gigha provides just such a system. It is simple and effective, yet
easy to understand. There are no waiting lists and no points and
you only apply for the house that you want. All vacancies are advertised
and the criteria by which houses are allocated have been democratically
agreed by the Trust's membership.
Homehunt leaflet explains how Homehunt Gigha works and advises how
you can apply for a Trust house, whether you are an existing or
is also rented accommodation on the island, let by Fyne Homes Housing
Association. You can contact them directly on 0845 6077117.
luck in your search for a new home. Sonas is adh ag amharc air
son bhur dachaidh ur.
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Gigha is managed by the Housing Allocation Group( independently
from homehunt ®), which consists of Isle of Gigha residents.
All applications are based solely on the information provided and
not based on any local knowledge. Any Housing Allocation Group members
with a known conflict of interest eg related to an applicant will
not be present during the award of Priority Passes or housing allocations.
All information is held in the strictest of confidence within the
Housing Allocation Group. A note will be kept of those present at
each meeting and a summary of the decisions made.
need to register with us before you can apply for a house. Registration
is a quick and easy process. We need your name, address and date
of birth, the names and dates of birth of everyone who will move
with you, and we ask you to sign a few simple statements to confirm
that you are eligible for housing under our scheme.
can be completed whilst you wait at the Trust's Office (or you can
apply by post or by telephone, although these methods will take
longer as we will post out a short form for you to sign and return).
registration form is downloadable here
registered, you can apply for any property that is advertised as
long as the property is suitable e.g. it would not result in overcrowding.
Properties will be advertised on the notice boards at the Trust
Office and Gigha Stores and also online at www.gigha.org.uk
for a period of 28 days.
you see a property you are interested in, you should apply for it
using the Application for Property Form (details of this will be
given on the advert), and giving us your registration
number and the property's address, but you must do
this before the closing date and time specified in the advert.
can apply for as many available properties as you wish, at any one
time. However, if you qualify, for more than one offer at the same
time, we will assume that the property you apply for first is your
first choice, and so on, in the order you chose to apply. If you
qualify for an offer on one house, we will disregard any later applications
you have made, so the order in which you apply could be very important
if there is nothing you like available, or perhaps it is not a convenient
time to move, there is no need to apply. If you haven't applied
for a property for a year, we will write to you annually and check
that you still want to remain registered with us.
Data Protection: The Homehunt Gigha
service is operated by the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, the data
controller, whose Registered Office is at The Gigha Hotel, Isle
of Gigha, Argyll, PA41 7AA. Information given by you in using the
service, or obtained by the Trust from a third party in accordance
with the Trust's stated Homehunt policy that is relevant to your
application, will be held by the Trust and used solely for the purposes
of operating the Trust's Homehunt policy, and for providing the
Trust with statistical information relevant to the Trust's business
development, service improvement or reporting of its activity as
a business. The Trust will not disclose any information without
your written consent, unless it is required to do so by law, or