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Who Can Use the Service

Anyone who has been accepted onto the Leicestershire Choice based lettings Register is able to use the service. To apply to join the Housing Register you must be over 16 years of age.

You will need to complete an application form, which can be completed on line or downloaded from this website. The application form enables you to apply for a property to rent in the district or within the Leicestershire sub-region.  You can also register for shared ownership. For details on how to contact us and our opening hours click contact  or click  On Line   to complete an online form .
Please make sure you fill in all parts of the application form and remember to provide the proofs indicated on the form - without these we will not be able to assess your application

For more details on our banding scheme click on Banding summary 

Before you are offered a property the Landlord will check the details of the household that has matched with the highest housing need, and will make sure that the information given on their application form is correct.  It will be at this stage that they will check whether the home seeker has rent arrears (missed rent payments).  This is because home seekers with rent arrears may no longer qualify to be registered nor qualify to be offered a property.

Who cannot use the service?

You cannot bid for properties if you have not completed an application form and been accepted onto the housing register.

There are also some people who will not by law be eligible to join the housing register. These are:

Certain people who are subject to Immigration Control under the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act
Certain people from abroad who are not subject to immigration control but who are not habitually resident in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland
People (including members of their household) who have been guilty of unacceptable behaviour that makes them unsuitable to be a tenant.
Those that do not have a local connection to the Leicestershire sub-region
Those that do have the financial means to meet their own housing need.

For more information contact our Housing Choices Team via the Contact us tab an the menu bar at the top of this page.

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