A healthy borough and decent homes are key council priorities.
Council and Social Housing Advice
Information about Housing Advice includes homelessness, Housing Associations, affordable housing, emergency accommodation and advice on How to Apply for a Council Home which includes an application form with notes on how to complete the form, Frequently Asked Questions, accommodation guides and information about Housing Association homes in Charnwood.
If you are currently a council tenant, click here for more information about our services.
Housing Strategy and Policy
The Housing Strategy & Policy team develops housing policy for the Charnwood area and works with Housing Associations to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Borough.
Private Housing Section is responsible for the services listed below:
- PRIVATE HOUSING : Advice for Tenants on issues such as the conditions of the property and landlord responsibilities; Overcrowding issues; Accommodation letters in relation to Immigration Applications; Monitor Empty Properties within the Borough; Enforce site licence conditions relating to Caravan Sites; Advise on and investigate problems with private Drains and Sewers; Advice and guidance on domestic Energy Efficiency including home insulation, heating systems and alternative energy.
- LANDLORD SERVICES : Housing grants; Landlords assistance relating all HMO enquiries, licensing information, details on the Tenant Finder and Fresh Start schemes and the Landlord eForum;
Older Persons Housing
For information on housing options, services and other issues relating to older persons housing please click on Older Persons Housing.
We can only nominate applicants for a Housing Association property if there is a vacancy that the Housing Association has told the council it can have.
Nominations to Housing Association properties will only be made to applicants who are next on the Housing Register for the property and who have said they would consider a Housing Association property.
As soon as essential repairs and maintenance have been completed and the property is ready to let, Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing will contact you to arrange an accompanied viewing and a sign up date.
If an applicant refuses 2 reasonable offers of accommodation (see the council’s for more detailed information), you will lose your 100 priority points for 12 months. During this time you are unlikely to get another offer of accommodation
If you have been accepted as homeless and you refuse a reasonable offer of accommodation, the council will no longer have a duty to house you and will make no further offers of accommodation.
However, you will be placed on the council’s Housing Register and will receive further offers of accommodation subject to the council’s .
The following Housing Associations have low cost home ownership (shared ownership) schemes in Charnwood:
- Advance Housing & Support
- De Montfort Housing Society Ltd
- East Midlands Housing Association
- Metropolitan Housing Trust
- Nottingham Community Housing Association
Click on the following link for more information Low Cost Home Ownership.
All vacant properties require essential repairs and maintenance to get them ready for the new tenant/s. Some repairs may take longer than others so we are unable to say how long applicants will have to wait but Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing will let applicants know as soon the property is ready to let.
We do not normally redecorate homes before new tenants move in, although we may make an exception for tenants that are disabled or pensioners. However, you may be entitled to a decorating allowance in the form of decorating vouchers. The housing officer will discuss this with you when you sign up for your new tenancy.
Last updated: Tue 18th February, 2014 @ 10:38