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Housing Associations

Housing Associations (HAs) build and manage homes that are available for rent, or part-buy and part-rent (shared ownership).  HAs normally give tenants an assured tenancy which means you have a lot of rights in your home.  The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) regulates HAs and makes sure they manage their homes properly and keep their rents low.

There are a number of HAs that have homes for rent within Charnwood.  If you are on the council's Housing Register you can ask to be considered for HA properties.  Nominations to HA properties will be offered to homeseekers depending on who is in the highest band on the Housing Register at the time, in the same way that council properties are offered.

You can also apply for HA properties directly.  Further down the page there is a list of HAs with properties within Charnwood and contact details. If you are interested in applying for a particular area or scheme, you should contact the HA directly.

Not all HAs will have all parts of their waiting list open at a particular time.  However they will be able to advise you when, in the future, they may begin to accept applications for a particular area or type of property again.

Each HA will have its own policy on how they decide who should have the highest priority on their housing register - so you might be nearer the top of one HA's list but not on another HA's list.  Most HAs are unlikely to offer you accommodation if you owe rent or other money from a tenancy you have had in the past with a council or another HA.  If you want to be considered for HA properties and you owe money, you should ask the HA you are applying to what their rules are.

Refer to related links below for links to Housing Associations with properties in Charnwood.

Last updated: Mon 18th August, 2014 @ 12:55

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