Melton Borough Council

Council housing

Due to the low supply and high demand for council housing, please consider private renting as an alternative option.

Before you access any of the following services please make sure you read our Privacy Notice.

Important Information

The Council recognises the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is causing uncertainty and we appreciate your understanding at this challenging time as we endeavour to maintain services whilst protecting our staff and residents.

Please note, in light of the recent outbreak, the Council's ability to continue to deliver some services to the standards you would normally receive may be affected.  This is because the Council is having to divert resources to critical areas and this means if your query is not urgent we may not be able provide you with a response within the prescribed timescales

Choice Based Lettings – Melton Borough Council is currently reviewing its Housing Register 

Our Housing Register will be closed to new applications as from Monday 1st June 2020. 

If you made a new application prior to this date then your application has been placed on hold. 

If you already have an active application and have requested a review, this is now on hold.

Vacant Properties – Melton Borough Council will continue to advertise vacant properties in the Borough from some of our Registered Providers however its own properties may not be advertised due to the current pandemic.

Please note, Melton Borough Council offices are now closed to the public, but you can still contact us by logging into your CBL account or by sending a message through the website which can be accessed here:

Universal Credit (UC) – Rent Changes

All Melton Borough Council tenants in receipt of Universal Credit are reminded they must check and update their Journal with any change to their housing costs.

The Council will not let Universal Credit know about changes to your rent or any other changes.

You can report a change by logging into your UC account at

CORE - Continuous Recording of Social Housing

CORE is a system of recording information for social housing lettings and sales provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).  Melton Borough Council as a provider of social housing is required to take part in this system.

CORE involves the processing of your personal information and is controlled by an information sharing agreement with MHCLG in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which protects your rights.  These rights are explained in the Privacy Notices shown below.

If you are a new tenant or are buying your council house under Right To Buy you should read the CORE Privacy Notice.

If you are an existing tenant or transferring between properties you should read the CORE Privacy Notice.

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