We’re changing how you search for a home with us
From Monday, February 3, Yorkshire Housing will not be advertising properties via our website. Properties will be advertised with local councils or on Right Move.
How will it work?
- You can simply look on RightMove and you can even set up property alerts that inform you when a home matching your criteria is available.
- When you’ve found the right property, you can register your interest using the contact details on the property page.
- In addition to advertising on RightMove, we also house people from local authority housing registers. To apply, contact the local council for the area in which you wish to live. You can usually do this on their website. This is often called choice-based lettings and allows you to bid for properties. Applicants are then selected in priority order set by the council.
Yorkshire Housing will no longer hold customers’ details unless we make a property offer. This means we will not be holding a list of customers interested in or searching for properties.
Looking to find a home FAQs
How do I know I’m eligible to become a Yorkshire Housing tenant?
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?
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
Non Statutory Homeless
Victim of ASB or Hate Crime
Band 2 – Community and Economic
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?
How do I know my application has been successful?
Some housing applications go through a choice based lettings (CBL) scheme. What is a CBL?
How does the application process work when using a choice based lettings scheme?
Leeds Homes Register
North Yorkshire Homechoice
Kirklees Choose ‘n’ Move
Rotherham Key Choices