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New Build Adapted properties

Published: Friday 4 May 2018

This week we are advertising four new build properties that can be adapted for the disabled, please see below for details:

A two bedroom house in Exmoor Close, Westfield available January 2019

A two bedroom house in Charlton Place, Keynsham available September 2018

A three bedroom house in Charlton Place, Keynsham available June 2019

A three bedroom five person fully wheelchair adapted house in St Whites Close, Whitchurch available October 2018

All of these properties can be built with adaptations including a through floor lift, level access shower and height adjustable kitchen worktops dependant on the applicants need. Applicants must have been assessed by an Occupational Therapist and be able to demonstrate a need for the adaptations listed above. Please see this weeks available properties for more details.


Do you have a rural connection?

Published: Thursday 26 April 2018

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

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 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 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,

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

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.