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Link Group, Link House, 2C New Mart Road, Slateford, EDINBURGH, EH14 1RL
03451 400 100
South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


Link Group, Link House, 2C New Mart Road, Slateford, EDINBURGH, EH14 1RL
03451 400 100




We offer quality houses and flats for affordable and intermediate rent in east, west and central Scotland and the Highlands.

Renting in Edinburgh

We advertise properties through the EdIndex Common Housing Register in the Edinburgh Evening News and on the 'EH -Your Key to Choice' website

You can call all our Customer Service Centre on 03451 400 100 to request an application form.

What is EdIndex?

Anyone who is 16 years or older can apply for housing in Edinburgh through EdIndex. EdIndex is a partnership between the Council and 20 Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives in Edinburgh. You only need to complete one application form to register for housing with all the landlords.

Please note, if you have come to the United Kingdom from abroad it is possible that you may qualify for Council housing.

How do I get an application form?

It’s easy to apply for a home. You can download the EdIndex application form Please note you are not able to complete the form on line. You can also pick up a form from any of the EdIndex landlords.

Once completed you should send the form to: The EdIndex Team, Business Centre 1.4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG. You can hand in the form to any of the Council Neighbourhood Offices. The current cost to post the form using second class mail is £1.17 and £1.24 for first class.

What happens next?

Once Edinex have received your application form we aim to process it within 5 working days. We will then write to you with your EdIndex Reference Number. You need this number in order to bid.

How do I bid for a home?
Look at our website at, check out Monday’s Edinburgh Evening News or get a free copy of EH Your Key to Choice paper at:

- Council Neighbourhood Offices
- EdIndex landlords offices (housing associations)
- Local libraries

You can also access the website free at your local library.

You can choose up to three homes every week.

- Once you’ve selected your homes fill in the bidding form.
- We must receive your bid(s) by the advertised closing date which is 3.30pm on a Friday afternoon.
- If we don't get your bid(s) in time, you will not be considered for the homes you have picked.
- If you are successful you will be contacted by the landlord after the closing date.
- You won't hear if you are unsuccessful and you should carry on bidding.

Link2Let Intermediate Rent

We also offer a number of properties which are classed as ‘Intermediate rent’. These are aimed at individuals and households who would not be eligible for a property through our choice based lettings schemes.

Using funding from the Scottish Government, Link2Let is developing a range of homes across central Scotland which will be available to rent at below market rate.

These properties are classed as "Intermediate Rent" and are aimed at individuals and households who due to a higher household income are unlikely to secure a social tenancy or are unable to buy in their local housing market.


- Forthquarter, Granton, Edinburgh
- Moffat Way and Murchie Crescent, Niddrie, Edinburgh
- Shortbread House, Granton, Edinburgh

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