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Do you have a rural connection?

Published: Thursday 26 April 2018
Do you have a rural connection?

In our rural communities (those rural parishes with less than 3000 paritioners) applicants with a connection to the parish will be given greater priority for properties, this is called a “rural connection”. This means that if you have a connection you could be rehoused quicker in these areas.

 

For a rural connection you must meet one of the following criteria:

-Live in the parish & have done so for at least the last 12 months.

-Work in the parish in permanent paid employment.

-Have an immediate relative in the parish with which there is ongoing positive contact. Mother, father adult sibling or adult child (over 18yrs).

-Or have lived in the parish for three of the last five years.

 

Review your application now. An inaccurate rural connection can affect your queue position.

Please be aware that the rural connection tick boxes on your application are not linked to areas in which you would prefer to live but to the above circumstances. If you do not have a rural connection please remove the tick from the relevant boxes to prevent an inaccurate queue position.


Individual rooms in shared properties in Bath (Central and Twerton)

Published: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Individual rooms in shared properties in Bath (Central and Twerton)

Home Turf lettings have contacted Homesearch to advise us that they currently have three vacancies for rooms in shared housing in Bath. Each of these rooms is within the Local Housing Allowance however applicants will still need to be able to demonstrate affordability.

 

Currently available:

A double room in a 3 bed shared house in Snow Hill.  Sharing with two other males.

Two singles in a 4 bed shared house in Twerton, sharing with two other males.

 

Home Turf are a not for profit organisation and if you are interested in any of these vacancies they should be contacted directly on applications@hometurflettings.co.uk. or 0117 3012560


Are you thinking about privately renting in B&NES? or are you a Landlord or Agent renting property in B&NES?

Published: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Are you thinking about privately renting in B&NES? or are you a Landlord or Agent renting property in B&NES?

Are you living in or, considering private renting accomodation in B&NES? Are you a Landlord or agent renting property in Bath and North East Somerset?

Housing Services work closely with many local landlords and agents and can link them with people looking to rent a home. We’ve a large database of tenants who are looking for long term accommodation.

If you are interested, contact our dedicated Private Rented Officer, Anne Fitzpatrick, on 01225 394013 to discuss how we can help you find or  rent your property or by E-mail, anne_fitzpatrick@bathnes.gov.uk.

Alternatively we are now starting new weekly private rented sector advice and guidance sessions on the following days and times:

Thursday 13:30-16:00     Keynsham One Stop Shop

Friday       09:00-12:30    Bath One Stop Shop


New Homesearch Drop in days and times.

Published: Thursday 22 March 2018
New Homesearch Drop in days and times.

In order to offer better customer service Homesearch officers will shortly be starting new drop in sessions across our main offices. Customers will be able to meet a member of the Homesearch team to collect forms, hand in paper work and ask any questions they may have around downsizing priority, medical needs, overcrowding etc.

From the week commencing 2nd April 2018 you will be able to meet a Homesearch adviser on the following days and times:

Wednesday          Bath One Stop Shop                          09:30 – 13:00

Thursday              Keynsham One Stop Shop                09:30 – 12:30

 

Due to the current refurbishment of the Hollies Office, Midsomer Norton we are not able to offer a drop in until work is completed. This is estimated to be from June at which point we will have an officer available each Tuesday morning 9:30 – 12:30, we will advertise this closer to the time.

 For more information please contact the team on (01225) 396118.


Unlocking Opportunities for Home Ownership

Published: Thursday 15 March 2018
Unlocking Opportunities for Home Ownership

If you are working did you know that low cost home ownership may be a quicker way of meeting your housing needs? By just updating your Homesearch application and selecting the ‘option’ for low cost home ownership you will be able to receive information and updates about affordable home ownership opportunities in B&NES.

Shared ownership properties that are available for purchase will be advertised on the property search tab with details of the properties and contact information of the Housing Providers. We will also be able to contact you by email when low cost home ownership opportunities are being developed. There are shared ownership properties currently available at The Chill, Ensleigh - Bath, The Meadows - Keynsham, Factorys View – Keynsham, Linnet Way – Keynsham and  Knights Rise – Temple Cloud

We are holding an Affordable Homes Show on 12th April in the Keynsham Communtiy Space, Market Walk come along between 2:00pm – 7:00pm and talk to housing associations, independent mortgage and legal advisors for free.