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Finding a home

COVID:19: Housing Allocations Service

As we support our partner agencies in dealing with the implications arising from COVID 19, we have taken the decision to limit our Allocations Service.
 
With immediate effect, the council will no longer be advertising its own stock during the weekly bidding cycles. This will include the removal of active adverts currently being advertised during the live bidding cycle in which the landlord is the council. We appreciate that this decision may have implications for you and your family, however there is a possibility we will have to use our housing stock, on a temporary basis, to support those whom are most in need as we assist the NHS with urgent hospital discharges.
 
Please note a small selection of housing association properties may be advertised during this period, so it is still beneficial to log on and check on properties advertised. 
 
New legislation is to be implemented to protect renters from eviction during this difficult time. If your landlord tries to evict you during this time please contact Private Sector Housing or the Duty Housing Options Officer for further assistance by calling 01455 238141

If you are considering applying for a council or housing association property, you will need to complete an application. Details of how to do this are below.

If you are homeless or you feel your home is at risk, please register for homelessness assistance up to 56 days before your expect to lose your home. The sooner we can help the better.

Register for housing

To apply for council and housing association properties in Hinckley & Bosworth, you need to apply to go on our housing register. You will need to have a local connection to our borough and be eligible under immigration rules. Properties are allocated to interested applicants based on priority need.

Register for housing

Please note we are currently receiving a high volume of applications, and therefore your application may take longer than usual to be assessed. We will not be processing applications where the proofs requested are not supplied, so please ensure that you upload all the documentation requested. If you require assistance with this, or should you be in urgent need of housing, please contact a member of the Housing Options Team on 01455 238141.

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Homelessness assistance

We will support you and take reasonable steps to help prevent your homelessness.

We can help you remain in your current home or help you find alternative accommodation if you are already homeless.

The council can support you with a personal housing plan so you can work towards the next steps to prevent your homelessness or find alternative accommodation.

Register for homelessness assistance

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Search for properties

There are over 3,200 council homes in the borough, from one bedroom flats and studios to three bedroom family homes and supported bungalows.

We also provide homes exclusively for over 55s, sometimes described as sheltered housing.

Housing associations with homes in the borough include: Orbit, Midland Heart and Nottingham Community Housing Association. Many housing associations also provide shared ownership properties. You don’t need to be registered to search for current vacancies but you will need to register to bid for a property. 

Properties will be advertised from 28 November 2019.

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