- 1 Do you have to bid for a council house?
- 2 How do I apply for a council house in Havering?
- 3 How long does it take to get a council house?
- 4 How does homechoice bidding work?
- 5 Who gets priority for council housing?
- 6 What entitles you to a council house?
- 7 How do I apply for a council house in Redbridge?
- 8 How do I contact the Havering Council?
- 9 How do I pay my council tax on Havering?
- 10 What does Band 2 mean for a council house?
- 11 Is Band B good for housing?
- 12 How long after shortlisting do you hear?
- 13 What does bid unsuccessful mean?
- 14 What does your queue position mean on council bidding?
Do you have to bid for a council house?
If you like a home and it’s suitable for you, you can let the council know you ‘ re interested by applying for it online – this is called ‘ bidding ‘. Your council will tell you how their bidding system works. The homes will all have a closing date, so make sure you bid before then.
How do I apply for a council house in Havering?
For further information or assistance please contact us on 01708 434130. Before you apply for a council or housing association home you must first check if you meet the right criteria and then submit an application to join the housing register.
How long does it take to get a council house?
Band A 2–Bed takes 6 months and a 4-bed home can take up to 18 months.
How does homechoice bidding work?
You can bid for properties at any time during the weekly cycle – you do not have to bid on Thursday mornings. Adverts will tell you the landlord of the property, its location, size, rent and other features to help you decide which properties are suitable for you.
Who gets priority for council housing?
The council’s housing allocation policy sets out who gets priority on the waiting list. You must be given some priority or ‘reasonable preference’ if you: are homeless or fleeing violence. live in overcrowded or very bad housing conditions.
What entitles you to a council house?
Councils must have an allocations policy which allows the following groups of people to apply for a council or housing association home: legally homeless people. those living in overcrowded accommodation or very bad housing conditions. people who need to move because of a disability, medical, welfare or hardship
How do I apply for a council house in Redbridge?
Guide to online housing registration application
- All applications to join the housing register should now be made online.
- If you are applying for the first time, have a pen and paper handy to make a note of your Housing Reference number.
- You will need to give us your National Insurance number and the National Insurance number of a joint applicant, if there is one.
How do I contact the Havering Council?
Contact numbers for all our key services
- Adult Social Services: 01708 432000.
- Children’s Social Services / Safeguarding Team: 01708 433222.
- Council Tax: 01708 433997.
- Environment / Streetcare: 01708 432563.
- Housing Benefit: 01708 433996.
- Housing Services (Repairs / Rents/ PSL): 01708 434000.
How do I pay my council tax on Havering?
You can pay your Council tax online with a valid debit card. Or you can call our express payment line on 01708 433993 and enter your card details securely.
What does Band 2 mean for a council house?
Band 2: Medium priority – for example, people who are overcrowded because they lack 2 bedrooms, and people with severe medical problems.
Is Band B good for housing?
Bands B1 and B2 are for people who have an urgent need to move. This includes people who: have serious medical problems affected by their housing. are homeless and in ‘priority need’
How long after shortlisting do you hear?
Applicants at the top of a shortlist will normally be contacted within a week of the bidding cycle closing. Some landlords will contact the top 3 or 5 bidders, if they do this, they will tell the shortlisted bidders their position on the shortlist.
What does bid unsuccessful mean?
If your bid is unsuccessful, it either means that you were lower down on the priority list – based on when you bid – and the issuance limit was reached before it got to you, or that your bid was too high and the limit was reached before it got up to issuing bonds for the amount you bid.
What does your queue position mean on council bidding?
Once a bid is placed, you will be shown a queue position. This is an estimation of your current prioritisation, in regards to all other bids that have been placed. This number will change during the cycle in relation to all other bids subsequently placed.