What is HomeChoice queue position?

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.

How do you bid on Leicester home choice?

How do I access the Leicester HomeChoice on a phone/tablet? Log in to your Housing Online account and click on the choice based lettings button. If you have a live housing application you will be able to see what you can bid for by selecting ‘List of available properties’ from the dropdown list.

How do I get on Leicester council housing list?

Apply to join the housing register If you are eligible then you will be able to submit a housing application form online. Once you have a live housing application you will be able to bid for properties on our Leicester HomeChoice choice-based lettings scheme. Properties are advertised every week.

Can I apply direct to housing association?

Housing associations offer similar types of housing as local councils – often to people on a low income or who need extra support. You can apply: directly to a housing association.

What is Band 3 social housing?

Band 3: Low priority – for example, people who are employed on a low income who also lack 1 bedroom, and people who need to move due to less severe medical problems than those in Bands 1 and 2.

Can housing association withdraw offer?

If you are offered a property, you are actively encouraged to accept it. Occasionally an offer may be withdrawn, or a refusal automatically considered to be reasonable, if the details of the property offered are incorrect or your circumstances have been recorded incorrectly.

How much is housing benefit in Leicester?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are being increased from 1 April 2020 to cover up to 30% of the market rent in your area….Quick links.

Type Price
One bed £103.56
Two bed £130.03
Three bed £155.34
Four bed £205.97

How do I contact Leicester City Council Housing?

For enquiries relating to housing benefits: 0116 454 1006 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm)

What’s the difference between housing association and council housing?

Very simply, council housing is where the councils own the homes and are responsible for their up keep but rent them out. Housing associations are where a private company owns the houses and are responsible for their upkeep but rent them out to tenants who receive monetary help.

What is choice based lettings?

What is Choice Based Lettings We use a system called ‘choice based lettings’ to allocate council housing and some housing association properties. The Choice Based Lettings Scheme makes it easier for people who need to move by allowing them to choose which properties they would like to be considered for.

How do I sign up as a Leicester City Council tenant?

If you are a current Leicester City Council Tenant (the tenancy is in your name), please sign up by clicking the ‘Existing Applicants and Tenants – Sign Up’ button, you will need to provide your Rent Account number to complete the sign up process.

Where can I find more information about housing in North West Leicestershire?

Please visit North West Leicestershire District Council’s website for further information about housing in North West Leicestershire. Further information about housing: www.nwleics.gov.uk/housing

What are the alternatives to letting a property?

You may therefore want to consider alternatives such as renting from a private landlord or help to buy schemes such as shared ownership. Please use the links below to find out more about these options.