Apply for a House

Apply for a House

Kingsridge Cleddans Housing Association maintains an open list and anyone aged 16 or over can be admitted to our list.  Housing application forms are available at the Association's office and can also be requested in writing, by e-mail or telephone or downloaded via the 'Applications & Forms' page on this website.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement letter within 24 hours of submitting an application advising that they have been admitted to our housing list. We will assess your housing need and advise you in writing of your points total within 20 working days of receipt of your application.

Internal Transfer
The Association also operate an internal transfer list in order to try and meet the needs, demands and aspirations of current tenants. Applicants can apply for and internal transfer for:

-              Overcrowding
-              Medical Mobility Reasons
-              Social Priority Reasons
-              Aspirational Reasons (no housing need)

How Do We Assess Housing Applications?
We have 3 main categories of applicants for the administration of our Allocation Policy.

-              Internal Transfer Applicants
-              Housing list Applicants
-              Homeless Applicants

Properties are allocated on the basis of housing need and applicants are awarded housing need points in accordance with assessed criteria.

A key objective of our Allocation Policy is to make the best use of available stock and the use of the allocations process to assist in the establishment and maintenance of a stable, balanced community.

To help meet this objective we have developed a Lettings Plan within the framework of the Allocation Policy. The lettings plan is underpinned by a quota system to allocate properties within the various groups of applicants.

-              Internal Transfer Applicants (25% of lets)
-              Housing List Applicants (50% of lets)
-              Homeless Applicants (25% of lets)

Any applicants being considered for an offer of housing will be visited to establish that all details recorded in the application form are correct. Tenancy checks will also be carried out with current/previous landlords where appropriate.

Availability of Housing
We have over 200 applicants on our housing list and demand for housing greatly exceeds the supply of housing which becomes available for let. There is a particularly high demand for family sized properties (4 and 5 apartments) and for properties that have been adapted for wheelchair users.  Applicants should therefore be aware that we are unable to meet the needs, demands and aspirations of all applicants on our housing list.  Applicants should also be aware that their position on the list can change on a regular basis as new applicants are admitted to the list.