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We have carried out a review of how we calculate rent and service charges and how we provide that information to tenants.

The proposals have now been approved at full Council on 20th February 2018.

Information on how to register with Home Options, the applications process and where to go for further advice.

How to apply

Go to the Home-Options site and register using the  Home Options Registration.  This will take about 20 to 25 minutes to complete.

Please provide as much information as possible so we can deal with your application quickly.

Before you start your application, you will need:

  • your National Insurance number
  • details of your address(es) over the past five years
  • a phone number or email address

Adding evidence to support your application

Using our form you can upload your evidence online so you don't need to bring it in to one of our offices. You can even take a picture of the evidence and upload it - have a quick look at our guide to taking pictures of evidence here. [1MB]

Who can apply?

In general anyone over 16, resident in the UK and not subject to immigration control can apply to join the Home-Options scheme.

However you normally have to be 18 to be given a tenancy in your own name.

How long will it take to get a property?

Not everyone who applies will be successful in their search for council housing as we have many more people applying than we have homes.

We will tell you what your chances are as you complete your application.

Are there other housing options available to me?

There are a number of different housing options, depending upon your circumstances.

Housing associations

You can apply directly to different housing associations (listed below) but don't forget that half of the housing association properties are also included on Home Options

Other options available:

Who can I contact for further advice?

Visit Home Options for advice and contact information.