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Social Housing

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Housing allocation - points system

Councils must ensure priority for social housing goes to those in the greatest need. Some councils do this by using a points system. Points are awarded according to the circumstances and level of housing need. find out more here ...

 

Housing allocation - rehousing decision appeals

 

You can ask your council to review a decision to treat you as ineligible if you haven't been given preference under the scheme due to 'unacceptable behaviour'. This is behaviour serious enough to make a person unsuitable to be a tenant of the housing authority
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Registering for a council property

Each local authority will have different criteria for entry to its housing register. Find out how you can apply for a council property. 
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Housing associations - Affordable housing through housing associations

Find out about Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), commonly known as housing associations, and how to become a RSL tenant or receive help with home ownership. find out more here...

 

Housing associations - how to apply

 

Housing associations offer independent property for rent run by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). Find out how you can submit an application to be considered for housing association accommodation. find out more here...

 

Home exchange and mobility schemes - Exchanging council homes

If you are a council house tenant wanting to move home, you may be able to exchange your home with another council or housing association tenant - this is called mutual exchange. find out more here...

 

Housing mobility schemes

 

Communities and Local Government, the government department responsible for housing mobility services, has re-established the Seaside and Country Homes Scheme which was suspended following the termination of the moveUK brand in January 2007.
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Council tenancies - Council housing - tenancy issues

 

Your council deals with a wide range of issues relating to its tenants. All councils have a policy, ruling how they allocate property and treat tenants. They aim to treat all tenants the same and will not discriminate against anyone. find out more here...

 

Housing allocation - general information

 

Your local council can allocate accommodation to you through a secure tenancy using its council housing stock. Councils can also nominate someone to be an assured tenant of a housing association home. find out more here...