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Buying a Home

  • Before you start house hunting you will have to work out what you will be able to afford.
  • Once you've found a solicitor, ask for the home report for any properties listed on the market that you like.
  • You'll also need to decide what kind of mortgage you want and which lender offers you the best deal.
  • Once you have chosen, you should get a mortgage agreed in principle.
  • It's a good idea to get your solicitor to note your interest in the property. This means you will be informed and have a chance to put in an offer along with any other interested parties.

Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme means that some people can now qualify to buy a new-build home without the need for a large deposit. More information about this scheme is available on the Scottish Government website.

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The Fife Housing Register team are still assessing applications, but we may not be able to meet our normal timescales. Please continue to submit new housing applications and updates to existing applications and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife.gov.uk. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

SERVICE UPDATE SPRING 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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