Arran is a great place to live and work, as such house sales are fairly competitive resulting in Housing on Arran being a bit more expensive than on the mainland, due also to the high quality of life enjoyed by islanders and the costs of transporting materials from the mainland.
Arran has something to suit everyone, however great strides in the provision, construction and choice of affordable housing has taken place in the last few years with the Arran Development Trust identifying five sizeable sites across the island. This will help to extend a choice of Affordable Rent, Affordable Market and Self-Build Plots.
All the properties designed for sale or self-build will have a Rural Housing Burden placed on the title deed to ensure these homes remain affordable inperpetuity (must be a principal residence and not used as a holiday or second home).
The private rented sector on Arran is a bit more expensive than social housing and in high demand with ‘more people chasing homes than there are available’. Some private landlords operate their own waiting list.Approximate rents are as follows but will vary from property to property and individual landlords and should only be considered as a rough guide: