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Homechoice - applying for a home
Many people are looking for a home in Eastleigh and may
have to wait several years before being
successful. Homechoice is the name of the housing register for
the allocation of social housing for the Borough of Eastleigh.
Anybody wanting to move to or within social housing in Eastleigh
must be registered on Homechoice. It may never be possible
for people with minor housing problems or no local connection
to obtain a housing association home, so we offer a 'housing
options' service based at the Eastleigh Civic Offices to help you
to consider what else you can do.
How to register
All housing association vacancies in the Borough are
advertised and let through the Eastleigh Homechoice Housing
Register . Apply
here if you wish to join the register.
When you apply to join the register you are placed in a 'band'
according to the housing problems that you are faced with. We
publish the results so that you can work out how long you may have
Changes to Eastleigh Homechoice
housing is designed for older residents and managed in a way that
provides peace of mind, with an alarm system and the services of a
scheme manager, who often lives 'off site'. If you would like to be
considered for sheltered housing you
should complete this application form which covers
most of the sheltered housing in the Borough. There are
a small number of housing associations who have their own waiting
lists and we can give information on these if you would like to
Most housing association websites have pages which explain more
about sheltered housing.
First Wessex website
Extra Care schemes are for frailer residents and have on site
staff. Further information regarding all the schemes in the
Borough can be found in the
Already a tenant? Transfers
If you are a tenant of one of the housing associations in the
Eastleigh Borough area you may be eligible for a transfer to a
larger or smaller property in the Borough. If you want
further information on your eligibility for a transfer you should
contact your landlord.
Already a housing association tenant? Mutual exchanges
In some cases, tenants of local authorities
and housing associations have a right to 'mutually exchange'.
This means that they can 'swap' their property with somebody
else. We are really keen to encourage people with a spare
room to exchange with overcrowded families.
You can register on line at www.homeswapper.co.uk.
Your landlord who will give you further advice such as what homes
you can and cannot be exchanged to and what the risks are.
You have a right to question
the band in which you are placed. The leaflet Requesting a review of Eastleigh
Homechoice Register decisions ( pdf )' explains how to do
More information about Homechoice
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