Housing Online

You can use the online housing portal to apply for council housing or, if you are a tenant, check rent details (view your balance, current charges and full statement).

You must create a Housing Online account to use the portal.

Sign in to Housing Online

Create a Housing Online account

The way you register for Housing Online depends on whether you are already known to our Housing team (for example whether you are a council tenant or housing applicant).

During registration, we will ask you to enter your email address and create a password. An email with a verification link will be sent to the email address you have used to register. You will have to use the link within one hour to verify the email address and continue the registration process.

Tenants and housing applicants

If you are an Aberdeenshire Council house or garage tenant or have applied for council housing in the Aberdeenshire area, you will be asked for additional information so we can match it to your existing housing records:

  • Housing rent reference number if you are a tenant
  • Housing application reference number if you applied for a council house

Housing rent reference number is an 8 digit number which starts with a 7 and can be found on any letters sent to you about your rent.

If you have previously applied for housing, you will have received a letter with your application reference number.

Register as a known housing user

New housing users - if you are not known to our Housing team

If you are not an Aberdeenshire Council house or garage tenant, or haven’t applied for housing in Aberdeenshire, we won’t have to match you with our housing records

Register as a new user

Choice Based Lettings

You can now view vacant properties. Adverts will be published weekly at 9.30am on a Tuesday and will close at 6pm the following Monday.

To view the current advert, please go to Housing Online sign in page. You can view an advert without being registered. To do this select ‘View Current Advert’, then ‘Actions’, then ‘List of Available Properties’. 

View current property adverts

In order to register an interest on any property, you must have a live Housing Online account and a fully assessed housing application. To register, please see above.

View guidance on how to register your interest (pdf 641KB).

View further information on renting a council property.


If you don't have access to internet or need help with completing your housing application via the portal please call 01467 530577 or email housingonlinesupport@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.