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Apply to be on the Housing Register

You need to be registered to allow you to express interest in available Council or Housing Association homes in the Borough through HomeOption (Choice based lettings).

Please note: Just because you register, does not mean you will be successful in being housed in the immediate future.. There is a significant shortage of accommodation across the Borough compared to the number of people looking to be housed.

Our policy remains that priority for houses are given to our transfer applicants. This enables the flats and maisonettes currently occupied by transfer applicants to be made available to applicants on our housing register, which we consider to be the fairest way of allocating property.

How to Apply

By completing the online application will enable you to be registered on the Council's housing register.

To enable us to fully assess your application, please provide all information requested. You will also be required to send us documents (please see Document Checklists below).

You will be required to provide all documentary evidence to support your application within 7 days of the submission of your application. Your application will usually be assessed within 28 days or less depending on the current number of applications being received. However, if you do not provide the minimum documentary evidence required, this may result in a delay or failure to register your application. Once your application is assessed, you will be notified whether further evidence is required to register your application, which you must provide within 7 days of the request.

If you fail to provide the requested information to enable assessment of your application within 7 days of the request then your application will be considered to be withdrawn.

If your application is assessed and you are considered to be ineligible for the Housing Register then you will be notified of the reason in writing, however you will have the opportunity to appeal this decision in writing within 21 days. It is always beneficial to provide any supporting documents/evidence to support your appeal request.

Email: housingneeds@brentwood.gov.uk

Post:

Housing Options Team
Housing Needs Section
Brentwood Borough Council
Town Hall
Ingrave Road
Brentwood, Essex
CM15 8AY

Register your application by completing the on line Housing Register Application Form

Once your application has been assessed and we have received all required information to support your application we will write to you and advise you of your application number and your points allocation.

Please note that we aim to assess applications within a 28 working day period. Please do not contact us during this period unless you have been requested to do so.

If you are eligible for the housing register then your application will be backdated to the original date of receipt.

A scheme user guide will be issued to you separately from HomeOption, which will provide information and guidance on accessing and using the HomeOption choice based lettings scheme.

Once we have checked your application we will write to you with your application number and points allocation.

If you are already a tenant of Brentwood Borough Council, you may also register for a mutual exchange via Homeswapper.

To find out more about your housing options please contact the Housing Needs Team.

Email: housingneeds@brentwood.gov.uk

Post:

Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention Team
Housing Needs Section
Town Hall
Brentwood Borough Council
Ingrave Road
Brentwood, Essex
CM15 8AY

Telephone: 01277 312500

Change of Circumstance

If there is a change of circumstance for anybody that has been named on your application after you have submitted your Housing Registration Form it is important that we are notified of the change as we will need to reassess your application as the change may affect the points previously awarded to you. Please view the Change of Circumstance web page for further information and for details of how to report a change of circumstance.

 

Breadcrumb, my location

Apply to be on the Housing Register

You need to be registered to allow you to express interest in available Council or Housing Association homes in the Borough through HomeOption (Choice based lettings).

Please note: Just because you register, does not mean you will be successful in being housed in the immediate future.. There is a significant shortage of accommodation across the Borough compared to the number of people looking to be housed.

Our policy remains that priority for houses are given to our transfer applicants. This enables the flats and maisonettes currently occupied by transfer applicants to be made available to applicants on our housing register, which we consider to be the fairest way of allocating property.

How to Apply

By completing the online application will enable you to be registered on the Council's housing register.

To enable us to fully assess your application, please provide all information requested. You will also be required to send us documents (please see Document Checklists below).

You will be required to provide all documentary evidence to support your application within 7 days of the submission of your application. Your application will usually be assessed within 28 days or less depending on the current number of applications being received. However, if you do not provide the minimum documentary evidence required, this may result in a delay or failure to register your application. Once your application is assessed, you will be notified whether further evidence is required to register your application, which you must provide within 7 days of the request.

If you fail to provide the requested information to enable assessment of your application within 7 days of the request then your application will be considered to be withdrawn.

If your application is assessed and you are considered to be ineligible for the Housing Register then you will be notified of the reason in writing, however you will have the opportunity to appeal this decision in writing within 21 days. It is always beneficial to provide any supporting documents/evidence to support your appeal request.

Email: housingneeds@brentwood.gov.uk

Post:

Housing Options Team
Housing Needs Section
Brentwood Borough Council
Town Hall
Ingrave Road
Brentwood, Essex
CM15 8AY

Register your application by completing the on line Housing Register Application Form

Once your application has been assessed and we have received all required information to support your application we will write to you and advise you of your application number and your points allocation.

Please note that we aim to assess applications within a 28 working day period. Please do not contact us during this period unless you have been requested to do so.

If you are eligible for the housing register then your application will be backdated to the original date of receipt.

A scheme user guide will be issued to you separately from HomeOption, which will provide information and guidance on accessing and using the HomeOption choice based lettings scheme.

Once we have checked your application we will write to you with your application number and points allocation.

If you are already a tenant of Brentwood Borough Council, you may also register for a mutual exchange via Homeswapper.

To find out more about your housing options please contact the Housing Needs Team.

Email: housingneeds@brentwood.gov.uk

Post:

Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention Team
Housing Needs Section
Town Hall
Brentwood Borough Council
Ingrave Road
Brentwood, Essex
CM15 8AY

Telephone: 01277 312500

Change of Circumstance

If there is a change of circumstance for anybody that has been named on your application after you have submitted your Housing Registration Form it is important that we are notified of the change as we will need to reassess your application as the change may affect the points previously awarded to you. Please view the Change of Circumstance web page for further information and for details of how to report a change of circumstance.