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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please use the link below for a benefit calculator which could indicate what and how much benefits you should be entitled to.
Please click on the blue link to be re-directed to the organisations website.
Accent Housing Association
Jeremy Downs House
BD5 0QB 0845 678 0562
Website: Accent Housing Association Mon-Thur: 9am-5.15pm
Fri: 9am-5pmAnchor Trust
100 Bolton Road
(provides retirement housing to over 55s) 0845 1402020
Website: Anchor Trust Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Jephson Homes Housing Association
Lowfields Business Park
Old Power Way
HX1 2BG 01422 373855
Fax: 01422 373858
Website: Jephson Homes Housing Association Mon-Thur: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4.30pmJohnnie Johnson Housing Trust
SK11 1GA 0845 6041095
Fax: 01625 870115
Website: Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm
My Four Walls
44 Call Lane
LS1 6DT 0113 243 6893
Contact centre: 24hrs a day, 7 days a week