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
Chevin Housing Association
WF1 1PS 0845 270 1088
Website: Chevin Housing Association Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm
6 Friendly Street
HD1 1RD 01484 353535
Website: Connect Housing Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
1A Lord Street
(Keyturn Scheme for 16-25 year old non-offenders) 01484 550686
Website: Foundation Housing Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Hanover Housing Association
1 View Croft
BD17 7DU 01274 599686
Website: Hanover Housing Association Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
LS19 7UP 0113 2504337
Website: Headrow Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri: 9am-5pm
2 Balmoral Place
HX1 2BG 01422 395300
Website: Home Group Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Home Housing Association
2 Balmoral Place
HX1 2BG 01422 395300
Website: Home Housing Association
BD7 1JE 0370 192 4000
Website: Housing 21 Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
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
Kirklees Communities Association
Regeneration Economic Development Service
1st Floor, Civic Centre III
HD1 2TG 01484 416935
My Four Walls
44 Call Lane
LS1 6DT 0113 243 6893
Website: My Four Walls
Places For People
LS10 1PZ 0800 4320002
Website: Places For People
Contact centre: 24hrs a day, 7 days a week
Sadeh Lok Housing Association
11 Halifax Road
HD3 3AN 01484 435715
Website: Sadeh Lok Housing Association
Yorkshire Housing Association
HD5 9AU 01484 431666
Website: Yorkshire Housing Association
St Anne's Community Services
22-24 Edgerton Road
HD3 3AD 01484 428955
Website: St Anne's Community Services