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Do you have a rural connection?

Published: Thursday 4 January 2018

In our rural communities 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.

Social Tenant Engagement Questionnaire

Published: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning wants to hear about issues and concerns regarding social housing to gain an understanding of how there can be a more effective voice for tenants.

Tenants in social housing are encouraged to complete an online questionnaire:  The questionnaire will be opened until Wednesday 31st January 2018, what is heard will inform the work on the Green Paper on social housing in England, which aims to be published in Spring 2018.  

Aged over 60? Want to earn £40

Published: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Aged over 60? Want to earn £40 by helping Hanover Housing Association with their research?

Hanover are looking for interested renters aged 60+ to help them with plans for a new retirement development in Bath.

Hanover, are a specialist provider of affordable retirement rental properties, and would like their researcher to spend an hour talking to you about your needs.

Take part and you’ll receive £40 cash. Interested? If you’re over 60, a renter and available in the next two weeks please email with your details by Wednesday 6 December and He’ll get back to you. Please note that only those meeting the necessary criteria will be asked to take part.

Who can use the service?

Published: Monday 13 November 2017

Want to join the Homesearch Register?  To qualify you must


be 16 or over and not subject to certain immigration rules

live in Bath & North East Somerset

or have lived here for 6 out of the last 12 months

or have lived in the district for 3 out of the last 5 years.

or have permanent paid employment in the district


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

Hallam Close properties

Published: Wednesday 1 November 2017

Six Hallam Close properties were advertsied on Homesearch last week.

Due to errors in the grouping descriptions, we will be readvertising them from this Friday.


Sorry for any inconvenience caused.