New Housing Allocations Policy
Following extensive consultation, Executive adopted the new Housing Allocations Policy on 17th October 2013.
Implementation of the policy commenced on 4th November 2013 and all applicants on the Common Housing Register need to re-register. If you have not completed your re-registration, your application will be held for 60 days from the 4th November to provide you with an opportunity to do so. If you fail to re-register by the 2nd January 2014 your application will be removed from the housing register.
If you require help to re-register please contact the Housing Register Team on 01635 519530.
From the 2nd December 2013 the opening hours for the Housing Advice desk at West Street House will be changing. For Housing Advice queries please attended between 9am and 12 pm. For Common Housing Register Queries please attend between 12pm and 3pm. If you are homeless tonight you can approach at anytime.
HomechoiceWB is the Choice Based Lettings Scheme for West Berkshire.
HomechoiceWB gives you more choice about where you want to live. In the past, West Berkshire Council selected a property for you. With the new system, you can decide which properties you would like to be considered for. Asking to be considered for one of the homes advertised is called 'bidding'.
Everybody accepted onto the Common Housing Register can take part and bid for homes in West Berkshire. The properties advertised belong to Housing Associations who are our partners. West Berkshire Council does not own any properties which are available through Choice Based Lettings.
Properties will be advertised on a weekly basis. You will be able to see basic details about each property available. To see a presentation on how to bid please click here
We will provide feedback on previous properties that have been advertised so you will be able to see how many points the successful bidder for each property had.
If you are homeless or about to become homeless, please contact the Housing
Options Team. The Duty Officer is available on 01635 519530.
If you would like information about other Housing Options please follow the link to the West Berkshire Council website. A wide range of housing information is available including information on private rented accommodation, Threshold Loans, Shared Ownership and improvement grants.