Lister is very small with only 185 flats, all in a small geographic area – in and around Lauriston Place, in the Old Town of Edinburgh. For more information about our housing, please visit our web-page About our housing.
This section informs you of how to apply for housing at Lister, current vacancies and other relevant information. You can apply if you are aged 16 or older.
Types of housing lists
There are several types of lists at Lister, as follows:
- Applying for a vacant flat (i.e. a self-contained property of your own) – these are allocated through the EdIndex common housing register of Edinburgh. See How to apply.
- Applying for a mutual exchange, i.e. a swap with another tenant in another council or housing association or co-op. See Exchanges.
- Shared housing for single people – we have five larger flats, or 4 or 6 bedrooms which house 22 individuals in total. This is managed by Lister. See Shared housing for single people.
- If you are an existing Lister tenant and wish to transfer to a vacant flat in Lister, this is managed by Lister. See Transfers.
If you have applied for housing through any of these methods, then if your circumstances change in any way or you change your contact details, mobile number, etc., then please let Lister and/or EdIndex know as soon as possible.
Other key information about our properties
- They are all in and around Lauriston Place – between Tollcross and the South Side.
- They are all flats; we have no houses.
- They are all unfurnished.
- We have none of the following – care homes, sheltered housing, retirement housing, shared-ownership, mid-market rent, improvement for sale, homes with support.
- There is no Right to Buy at Lister.
- Most properties are up/down one or more steps – very few are totally level access.
We have two wheelchair flats and a 13 amenity flats (for those with disabilities or elderly). It is possible to make adaptations to existing flats, subject to your circumstances and the characteristics of the flat in question. Any such request for a significant adaptation must have the a referral with strong support from an Occupational Therapist (from the Council) who would assess the person and property concerned.
Anyone who is about to get an offer of accommodation from Lister also has to apply, be accepted and take up membership of the Co-op before they get a formal offer. See Membership.
Lister promotes equality and diversity – see our Equal Opportunities webpage.