Choice Based Lettings

Properties available now through Choice Based Lettings

We list a number of our currently available homes, within designated locations, on the PropertyNews.com website. If you are already on the waiting list you can register your interest in any of the homes advertised.  We call this our “choice based letting” scheme, and it is different from our usual method of making a direct offer.

Choice Based Lettings

You can check online which homes are currently available in the scheme on our Property News page at: 

We hope that this provides more choice for people on the waiting list, and helps us to let the advertised homes faster to those who want them.

The scheme covers the locations listed below:

Duncairn (Upper and Lower

  • Greenmount Place
  • Glenrosa Link

Oldpark (Lower)

Shankill Lower / Hopewell

Glencairn

Highfield

Magherafelt

  • Leckagh Estate

Upperlands

Culnady

Greencastle

Fintona

  • Ashfield Gardens

How homes are advertised

If you want to be considered for any of these homes you should check the Property News website every week. Newly available homes will be added each week between Wednesdays and Fridays.

The advertisement will tell you the location of the home, the number of bedrooms, weekly rent, and other features. Some homes may be advertised while they’re undergoing repairs and we may ask you to view the property before repairs are completed.

You should check carefully that the type of home and its location meet the needs of your household before registering your interest.

How we decide

Instead of the traditional method of making a direct offer, we will only make an offer from the list of applicants who have registered an interest in the home. We will use the rules of the Housing Selection Scheme to decide who gets the home from this list. This means that to be considered you will need to respond to the advertisement for the home you are interested in.

How to register your interest

Anyone who is already on the waiting list will be able to register an interest. If you are interested in any of the advertised homes, you must register your interest before the deadline of Tuesday at 5pm by any of the following methods:

  • use the 'Contact Agent' feature on the Property News.com website for the home you are interested in
  • call us on 03448 920 900 and quote 'choice-based lettings'. You should also mention the relevant local office e.g. Shankill
  • call into the relevant local office in person

You will also need to give us the information listed below:

  • your name, address and contact telephone number
  • the address of the home you are interested in
  • your Housing Application Reference Number (you'll find this number at the top of any letters you received from us about your housing application)
  • your date of birth and National Insurance number

Generally, we will contact you within one week if we are able to offer you the home that you have registered interest in. If you do not hear from us it will usually be because we have offered the property to someone else. You can contact the local office for feedback or check the offer status of the property on the Property News.com website

You can register your interest in more than one of our homes at a time. However, we would ask you not to register an interest in any homes if you already have an offer of housing. This will not affect any direct offers of housing you may be entitled to receive for other locations within your areas of choice.

If you are not already on the waiting list

You must be on the social housing waiting list to be considered for an offer of housing. You need to apply for this separately and have your housing need assessed.

The quickest way to do this is by phoning 03448 920 900.

You can also apply online:

Your basic details will be recorded and a telephone appointment arranged to assess your request for housing. This assessment will determine if you are entitled to be registered on the waiting list.

Find out more about eligibility for the social housing waiting list.


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