The current Housing Allocations Policy (HAP) was adopted in October 2013. In December 2013, the Government published new statutory guidance. A minor review of the HAP has been undertaken and a number of amendments are proposed to ensure that it reflects the requirements of the new guidance. In addition, it presents an opportunity to make some minor amendments to offer clarification on the Housing Allocations Policy, to remove inconsistencies and to reflect current operational practices and terminology.
Your views are very important to us and we look forward to hearing what you have to say about the draft Housing Allocations Policy. The consultation will close at midnight on 24th October 2014.
Full details can be found on the consultation page www.westberks.gov.uk/hap
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.
If you wish to speak to someone at our public desk please be aware of the following times; for Housing Advice queries please attend between 9am and 12 pm and for Common Housing Register Queries please attend between 12pm and 3pm. If you are homeless tonight you can approach at anytime.