Vatersay is the southern-most island of the Outer Isles and is the western-most inhabited island in Scotland. Vatersay is connected to Barra by a causeway.
Barra and Vatersay Ltd (Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh) is a community owned company supporting development on Barra and Vatersay.
Hebridean Housing Partnership manages the social housing stock on the Isle of Vatersay. It is a not-for-profit housing association that manages over 2000 properties in the Western Isles. If you would like more information on HHP and social housing on Vatersay, or you are looking for a housing application form, please visit their website.
CURRENT HHP PROPERTIES ON VATERSAY (POPULATION: 90)
Registered Social Landlord: HHP
No. of 1 bedroom homes: 0
No. of 2 bedroom homes: 3
No. of 3 bedroom homes: 0
No. of 4 bedroom + homes: 6
Hebridean Housing Partnership manages the social housing stock on the Isle of Barra. It is a not-for-profit housing association that manages over 2000 properties in the Western Isles. If you would like more information on HHP and social housing on Barra, or you are looking for a housing application form, please visit their website.
For an overview of the number of HHP properties on Barra, click here.
PRIVATE RENTED HOUSING & HOUSING FOR SALE
Most housing on Vatersay is privately owned. There are a limited number of houses sold every year and there is often strong demand increasing local house prices.
The Scottish Government promotes initiatives to help first time buyers, but some like the Help to Buy scheme and the MI New Home initiatives are mainly available for new build housing in locations outside of the Hebrides.
Open Market LIFT may be accessible, however access to financial support is currently limited and house price thresholds are low. In Vatersay, the low threshold means there are few if any houses coming on the market where Open Market LIFT would be relevant. Many islands also have few house sales limiting this option – it is not available for self build.
Islanders may also be able to get help to buy through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme
Information on properties available for rent and sale can be found at the following locations:
“The Local Housing Agency”