In an area of contrasting towns and landscapes there is, naturally, a wide range of housing available to suit all lifestyles and budgets.
Accommodation is available in the private and public sectors and there is a good range of rented property for those who would prefer not to buy. In the current economic situation, house prices both purchase and rental have fallen considerably.
Aberdeen, as the region’s principal city, has flats and townhouses, modern housing estates and magnificent older properties, many built in the sparkling local stone that gives Aberdeen its other name – The Granite City. Housing in the rural towns, whether inland or around the coastal fringe, is equally varied, but whether you prefer town or country, we can guarantee there will be something to your taste.
NHS Grampian are pleased to have a formed a relationship with several of the Housing Associations (see details below) that cover the Grampian area and in doing so recognizing the importance of affordable accommodation options to potential employees.
The oil industry has encouraged a thriving private rented sector and landlords tend to offer fully furnished properties. In Aberdeen you will be able to rent most types of property, ranging from one bedroom flats to mansion houses.
To give you an idea of prices, one bedroom flats are typically available around £500 per month.
Normally, a deposit and one month’s rent in advance are required. You can get more information on private rented property throughout Grampian from Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre.
Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre provides the best source of private housing visit www.aspc.co.uk
You may also find www.zoopla.co.uk of use in looking for information about housing and house prices in Grampian.
Please remember if you are moving to the area from elsewhere in the UK that Scotland’s system of buying and selling houses is different from in England and Wales. Many people believe that our system is simpler and better. Essentially, the basic difference is that once an offer has been accepted for a house sale it is legally binding. Please make sure you take appropriate legal advice.
Download our Residential Accommodation Information leaflet (pdf, 76kb)
Whether you prefer town or country, we can guarantee there will be something to your taste