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Yorkshire and Humberside

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How can I apply with Yorkshire Housing directly?

We have a range of homes available across Yorkshire, including houses, bungalows and flats.

Properties available now are advertised on our find a home page. We have a simple and easy to use process where you can directly register and apply for a home with us.

A subscription and alert service is also available for customers to register an interest in properties by local authority area.

Find a home with Yorkshire Housing

RightMove

We advertise some of our properties on RightMove. Please visit RightMove to see our properties available in your area.

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Choice Based Lettings schemes

In some areas we take part in a local choice based lettings (CBL) scheme along with the local authority and other landlords. Some of our available homes are then let through these schemes.

Looking to find a home FAQs

How do I know I’m eligible to become a Yorkshire Housing tenant?

Yorkshire Housing provides an allocation and letting service to customers looking to find a home. Applicants are assessed on housing need to support balanced and sustainable communities. We provide you with a simple, transparent, fair and easy to use process.

All applicants will be assessed and allocated in accordance with Yorkshire Housing’s band system.

We will undertake pre-tenancy checks and a home visit, requesting references and identifying any support requirements with the aim of creating sustainable tenancies.

Yorkshire Housing will exclude applicants for a defined period because of past or current behaviour. Decisions will be guided by our vetting process.

All applications will be assessed and allocated in accordance with Yorkshire Housing’s banding system. What is the banding system?

The banding system is to give a fairer opportunity for customers to be housed by Yorkshire Housing, helping to create sustainable communities through providing a transparent, fair and easy to use process.

Customers will be placed into three bands with each band randomly allocated to each void property.

The bands are as follows:

Band 1 – Health and Welfare

High health and/or care needs
Statutory Homeless
Non Statutory Homeless
Victim of ASB or Hate Crime

Band 2 – Community and Economic

Economic Qualification
Local Connection
Community Qualification
Under Occupation (releasing 1 or more bedrooms)

Band 3 – General

All other applicants that do not follow in to one of the previous bands

I have seen one of your homes on Rightmove, do I have to complete an application form?

To apply for properties on Rightmove you must either complete the online enquiry form or contact the number on the Rightmove advert.

How do I know my application has been successful?

Once the advert has closed, we will contact those who have registered an interest and carry out an individual assessment based on housing need. Home visits, interviews and reference checks will be carried out prior to any tenancy offers being made.

Some housing applications go through a choice based lettings (CBL) scheme. What is a CBL?

In some areas we take part in a local choice based lettings (CBL) scheme along with the local authority and other landlords. Some of our available homes are then let through these schemes.

How does the application process work when using a choice based lettings scheme?

Choice based lettings enables you to complete one application and be considered by a number of landlords with homes in areas you choose. Available homes are advertised and you can bid for any suitable for you. All bids are judged on their priority or banding and the highest placed applicant is usually offered the home first. The list of choice based lettings providers we work with are:

  • Barnsley HomeSeeker
  • Calderdale KeyChoice
  • Leeds Homes Register
  • North Yorkshire Homechoice
  • Kirklees Choose ‘n’ Move
  • Wakefield Homesearch
  • Rotherham Key Choices

What is the application process where local authorities do not use a CBL scheme?

In these areas, the Local Authority maintains a waiting list and we receive nominations from this list. You will be able to get more information about the nominations process and getting on to the waiting list in these areas from the Local Authority.

 

If you require any further assistance, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 0345 366 4404.

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