The housing register is a list of people who want social housing. Housing associations provide this housing in our Borough. However, we do manage the housing register.
Joining the housing register doesn't guarantee you a property as demand for social housing far exceeds supply.
Who can join the Housing Register?
You must be aged 16 or over to apply to join, have a local connection to our Borough and a qualifying housing need. We cannot consider you for inclusion on the register if:
- you are subject to immigration control within the meaning of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, unless you are in an exempt group as decided by the Government; or
- you are not habitually resident in the Common Travel Area (a travel zone that comprises the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) unless you are exempt from the habitual residence test;
- or because of your particular rights of residence under European Union law.
How does the register work?
In accordance with our housing allocation scheme, successful applications will be placed into one of four bands. Details of these bands can be found on page three of our housing allocation scheme summary.
How can I join the register?
To make an application for social rented housing within the borough, you can apply online where you can also get help to decide if joining the register is right for you.
Once you have applied you will need to give us supporting documents. You can do this online, by post or by visiting our offices.
Please do not send us original documents, such as passports, by post.
We will need to see your original documents if you are visiting our offices to have these supporting documents copied by us or you are being considered for an allocation of social housing.
If for any reason you are unable to complete the form online, please Contact us.