How does it work?

Once you have found an affordable property, you will need to provide your Housing Officer with the following information:
  • Property address
  • Landlord/agent information
  • Weekly rental cost
  • Total bond or Rent in Advance required
Your Housing Officer will complete a Help to Rent form which will be passed to our Affordable Housing Officer. An inspection…

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What is the 'duty to refer'?

This duty to refer places a statutory responsibility on public authorities in England to notify a local housing authority (LHA) of applicants they think may be homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless within 56 days.

Public authorities with a statutory duty to refer

The public authorities specified in the Homelessness Regulations…

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The Council's Strategic Housing Land Availablilty Assessment (SHLAA) is a study which examines the amount and location of land which is potentially suitable for housing development over the next fifteen years. The study is part of the evidence base which will underpin the preparation of the Council's Local Plan. There are four main objectives of the…

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