Frequently Asked Questions

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It stands for Local Affordable Rent.
Lar is a charity and is registered with the regulator OSCR. It is governed by independent Trustees, who have wide experience across a range of relevant professional and business sectors.
Lar’s initial funding came from a 25-year loan of £55 million from the Scottish Government. In addition, in July 2017, Lar secured £65 million of private funding in a deal arranged by Bank of Scotland Commercial Real Estate through its partnership with Scottish Widows. This private finance will enable Lar to boost its portfolio of mid market properties across Scotland.
Please have a look at our Lettings page to see where our properties are and what is coming up. If you want to apply for one of our homes please contact us at lettings@larhousingtrust.co.uk

and we can discuss what is available and take you through the application process.
Most of our homes are currently fully let but we do periodically have properties become available for let in our existing developments and at new sites across the country. Please keep an eye on our Our Developments and Lettings page for our forthcoming developments and properties.
Lar was established to provide an affordable housing option for people who are in work (or retired) on low to moderate incomes and who are spending a disproportionate amount of their monthly income on rent but who are also unlikely to be allocated a council home. To find out if you are eligible please contact us via lettings@larhousingtrust.co.uk

Yes – a deposit equivalent to one month’s rent is payable and will be held in a recognised tenancy deposit scheme. An additional 50% deposit is also required where pets are present.
Our homes are let under a Private Residential Tenancy Agreement. Provided the terms of the tenancy agreement are kept (i.e. rent is paid on time and no other breaches of the tenancy agreement occur) then you can stay in your Lar home as long as you like.
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