Information & Instructions

This page contains details of 'Available Now' housing.
Click on the links below for more details on 'Available Now' housing and how to view properties on a map.

A property may be designated as "Available Now" for the following reasons.
  • There is no queue of suitable applicants or
  • The house has been refused more than 3 times or
  • It has been empty and available for let for at least 3 weeks
The property will be advertised on the Available Now list for 5 working days or when 10 notes of interest have been received, whichever is the soonest.
There will be circumstances where we may not be able to take a note of interest in a property from you. Some of these could include.
  • The property is too big or too small for your needs
  • The property is sheltered and you do not qualify by age (60 years or over).
  • The property does not meet any medical recommendation on your application.
Our sheltered housing is for applicants or their partners who are aged 60 years or over. This housing receives warden services and emergency community alarm services, so there is a charge for this which is additional to the rent.

Our amenity housing is for applicants or their spouse/partners who are aged 50 years or over (unless there is a recognised need for amenity housing where a TMAS assessment has been carried out for those under 50). The accommodation is designed to recognise the particular needs of older people or their disability. The internal design of these are similar to our sheltered properties but are not linked to an alarm system.

If you have a current application for housing lodged with us, simply phone the Lettings Centre on 0300 123 9023 or 01382 307400 to register a note of interest as soon as possible. Please quote the property address(es) you are interested in and that you have seen it on the Available Now list. Office telephone opening hours are Monday - Friday. 8.30am - 5 pm. You can put your name forward for as many houses as you wish so long as the house meets your need and in an area you would like to be housed in. If you do NOT have a current application form for housing lodged with us, you will need to complete and submit an application form first. Further details on how to apply for housing with the Council. You will not be able to note an interest in properties until your application has been processed and an acknowledgement letter received.

We will only get in touch with you if we are making you the offer of housing or we require further information from you to progress your application for housing. Once we have received 10 notes of interest in a property or 5 working days has been reached it will close. We will allocate the property to the applicant with the highest priority or points awarded. The list of interested applicants is held and if the property is refused then we will allocate it to the next applicant from the list. So that we can deal with your application quickly, we will require you to provide ID for yourself and any other person on your application aged 16 years or over. The following documents will be suitable as proof of ID:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence

If you would like further information on the Available Now list or would like to know what your prospects for housing are, please telephone us on 0300 123 9023 or 01382 307400.


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