The Council have limited
housing, the demand for these properties are high, meaning you may
not be housed immediately.
You should be realistic about your
housing options and consider alternatives, such as renting in the
private sector or purchasing a property if you have the means to do
Existing Council or Housing
Association tenants should consider a Mutual Exchange with another
tenant as this is often a much quicker option than waiting to move
through the housing register.
The Housing Register
In order to be considered for a
council property you need to apply to go onto the housing
You can apply to go on to the
register by printing out a
Housing Application Form and returning it to the Housing
Options Team, or contact Customer Services and ask for a
copy of the form to be sent to you.
You can also complete an on line
application at http://www.melton-homes.org.uk.
The Council maintains a housing
register and the allocation of properties are made according to
priority categories ranging from statutory re-housing – through
priority medical re-housing. This means that you are allocated a
band based on your current housing circumstances.
The band you will be awarded
depends on the exact nature of your circumstances and further
investigation and a visit to your home may be necessary in order to
determine your points entitlement.
Based Letting Scheme
Based Lettings enables us to offer those looking for an affordable
home, the widest choice of housing and an easier way of being
considered for vacant properties as they arise. View the 2013 choice based lettings bidding
displays all of the rented and shared ownership properties
that the Council and Housing Associations currently have
All properties that are available
for rent will be advertised every 2 weeks on our website http://www.melton-homes.org.uk/
and in our newsletter, which will be available to view at any of
the Children's Centres and at Melton Library for applicants who do
not have access to the internet.
You can choose which
properties you are interested in and show your interest
by bidding for a property. You may only bid for a property if
has been accepted onto our housing register.
Don't worry about the word 'bid'
this does not involve money it just means you are telling us that
you are interested in a particular property and want to be
considered for it.