HOUSING

jOINING THE HOUSING REGISTER

If you would like to rent a council, housing association or shared ownership property in Kirklees, you will need to apply to their housing register.

Demand for housing in Kirklees

Demand for social housing in the Kirklees is high and many more people want social housing than the number of homes that become available. Being registered does not mean you will be successful in bidding and waiting times are lengthy.

There are several other options available to you which may help you get re-housed sooner, find out more about these by completing a Housing Action Plan. See other housing options for details.

Who can register?

The Council registers everyone over 16 who apply for housing assistance unless they are not eligible to be considered for rehousing under Part 6 Housing Act 1996. If you are 16 or 17 your housing register application will remain on hold until your 18th birthday.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 16 years of age or over and have the right to live in the UK and already living here

  • and not be classified as ineligible under section 160ZA (2) or (4) Housing Act 1996

The Council does not accept applications from customers who are currently living outside the UK except those serving in Her Majesties Forces overseas.

If you would like to apply for a council home you will need to fill in a application form.

Click on the link below:

http://www.knh.org.uk/

Private Renting- Lets help you 

 

Are you looking for a new place to live?

Not sure what you can afford?

Don't know what you local housing allowance will be?

www.letshelpyou.co.uk has the answers and it's free, quick and easy to use. Its the only website that calculates your local housing allowance for a specified area and shows you an up-to-date list of properties avaliable to rent now.

Once you have registered on the website use the calculator to enter you personal details to find out what your local housing allowance is likely to be.

Then choose the area where you would like to rent, follwed by a postcode. One more click and you can scroll through the list of properties that match your local housing allowance in the area you would like to live. That simple! Then all you have to do is contact the landlord using the details they have provided.

Please click on the website above to be transferred to the site.

 

Home Insurance 

 

If you are a KNH tenant you can apply for home insurance through there own scheme. Many council tenants think that KNH automatically insures their furniture, belongings and decorations against damage - this is not the case. Insuring your household belongings is YOUR responsibility.There are hundreds of products on the market, but KNH also runs its own, low cost, home contents insurance scheme arranged through an exclusive deal for our tenants. The KNH policy is excellent value for money. If you are interested please click on the website link to be re-directed where you can fill in a online application. http://www.knh.org.uk/yourhome/runningyourhome/insurance.shtml

If you are not a KNH Tenant then you can still find cheap insurance online from many different companies. Fire, flood or 'break-ins' can bring financial disaster if you are not properly insured. Loss of or damage to your own possessions is entirely your responsibility. 
It is strongly recommended that you take out a home contents insurance policy. It needn't be expensive but it could save you thousands. Below are some links to where you can start getting quotations.

 

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/home-insurance/home-insurance/

 

http://www.tescobank.com/insurance/homeins/

 

http://www.comparethemarket.com/home-insurance/

 

Housing Benefits 

 

Housing benefit is a national welfare benefit designed to help households on low incomes to pay their rent. It is not linked to National Insurance contributions.

YOU MUST:

  • rent your home. This includes boarders and people living in hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation.

  • have less than £16,000 in capital, savings, shares and property, unless you are aged 60 and receive the 'guaranteed credit' of Pension Credit.

YOU MAY NOT QUALIFY IF:

  • you live with a member of your immediate family and pay them rent or board.

  • you are a student. The government expects students to use their loan to pay rent.

  • we suspect you have created an arrangement to take advantage of the scheme.

WE CALCULATE HOUSING BENEFIT USING:

  • your household's size and circumstances

  • your household's income, savings and capital

  • the amount of rent you pay

  • bedroom allowance (if appropriate)

  • Local Housing Allowance Rates (if appropriate).

To learn more about Housing benefit please click the link below to be re-directed. There you will find all relevant information on how to claim, payments & appeals.

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/benefits/housing-benefit.aspx

 

Please use the link below for a benefit calculator which could indicate what and how much benefits you should be entitled to.

 

http://www.kirklees.entitledto.co.uk/

 

 

Housing Assosiations 

Please click on the blue link to be re-directed to the organisations website.

Accent Housing Association
Jeremy Downs House
Senior Way
Bradford 
BD5 0QB 0845 678 0562
calderdale@accentgroup.org 

Website: 
Accent Housing Association Mon-Thur: 9am-5.15pm
Fri: 9am-5pmAnchor Trust
Milestone Place
100 Bolton Road
Bradford
BD1 4DH
(provides retirement housing to over 55s) 0845 1402020
enquiries.housing@anchor.org.uk 

Website: 
Anchor Trust Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Chevin Housing Association
Harrison Street
Wakefield
WF1 1PS 0845 270 1088
enquiries@chevinha.co.uk 

Website: 
Chevin Housing Association Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm

Connect Housing
Media Centre
6 Friendly Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1RD 01484 353535
corporate.services@connecthousing.org.uk 

Website: 
Connect Housing Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Foundation Housing
1A Lord Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1QA

(Keyturn Scheme for 16-25 year old non-offenders) 01484 550686
kirklees@foundationhousing.org.uk 

Website: 
Foundation Housing Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Hanover Housing Association
The Wave
1 View Croft
Shipley
BD17 7DU 01274 599686 

Website: 
Hanover Housing Association Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Headrow
Ingots Building
Cemetery Road
Yeadon
Leeds
LS19 7UP 0113 2504337 

Website: 
Headrow Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri: 9am-5pm
Tues: 10am-5pm

Home Group
Nashayman
Trinity Royd
2 Balmoral Place
Halifax
HX1 2BG 01422 395300
halifaxenquiry@homegroup.org.uk 

Website: 
Home Group Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Home Housing Association
Trinity Royd
2 Balmoral Place
Halifax
HX1 2BG 01422 395300 

Website: 
Home Housing Association 

Housing 21
Preston House
Preston Street
Bradford 
BD7 1JE 0370 192 4000
enquiries@housing21.co.uk 

Website: 
Housing 21 Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

Jephson Homes Housing Association
Lowfields Business Park
Old Power Way
Ellend
West Yorkshire
HX1 2BG 01422 373855
Fax: 01422 373858
north@jephson.org.uk 

Website: 
Jephson Homes Housing Association Mon-Thur: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4.30pmJohnnie Johnson Housing Trust
Astra House
Spinners Lane
Poynton
Cheshire
SK11 1GA 0845 6041095
Fax: 01625 870115
general.enquiries@jjhousing.co.uk 

Website:
 Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm

Kirklees Communities Association
Regeneration Economic Development Service
1st Floor, Civic Centre III
Huddersfield
HD1 2TG 01484 416935
enquiries@kirkleescommunityasociation.org                                                       

 

 

 My Four Walls 

44 Call Lane

Leeds

LS1 6DT 0113 243 6893

enquiries@my4walls.co.uk 

Website: 
My Four Walls 

Places For People
Stanley House
The Boulevard
Clarence Dock
Leeds
LS10 1PZ 0800 4320002
contactcentre@placesforpeople.co.uk 
 
Website: 
Places For People

Contact centre: 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

Sadeh Lok Housing Association
Trafford House
11 Halifax Road
Huddersfield
HD3 3AN 01484 435715
customerservices@sadehlok.co.uk 

Website: 
Sadeh Lok Housing Association

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Yorkshire Housing Association
Parkside House
Somerset Road
Huddersfield
HD5 9AU 01484 431666
Huddersfield@yorkshirehousing.co.uk 

Website: 
Yorkshire Housing Association

 Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

St Anne's Community Services
Edgerton Villa
22-24 Edgerton Road
Huddersfield
HD3 3AD 01484 428955
areaoffice@st-annes.org.uk 

Website: 
St Anne's Community Services 

Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4.30pm