Housing advice

Information about Council housing

Information about council housing, including the housing register, allocation priorities, and how to apply.

Local Housing Allowance

Help for people on a low income renting from a private landlord.

Affordable housing options

Information about low cost home ownership schemes through First Steps.

Community safety

The crime and disorder reduction strategy which addresses key priorities in relation to crime and disorder, it also provides information about ...

Council leaflets and publications

Leaflets and publications from the Council.

Council rent setting

The local authority is responsible for setting the level of rent based on how much it needs to spend on services for its tenants. Rents ...

Empty properties

Information about empty residential properties in the borough.

Homelessness: Advice and support

This service provides information and advice about housing to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They may be offered temporary accommodation

Housing advice

Advice on housing related matters including domestic violence, tenancies, debt advice, welfare benefits, rent and repairs.

Licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Landlords of houses of multiple occupation (with more than two households or tenants) must be licensed by the Council.

Mutual exchange

Information for tenants wishing to move through mutual exchange or useful transfer.

Private sector housing

Information about living in the private sector and the Private Sector Leasing Scheme.

Reporting a council house repair

How to report a Council house repair.

Selective Licensing Scheme

Requirement that every landlord or managing agent applies for a licence to help the Council identify all of the properties that are rented out privately.

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is for people who are aged 50 years and over and are in need of some support to live independently.

Welfare reforms: Changes to the benefits system

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 contains provisions that will see the abolition of: Council Tax Benefit Some elements of the Discretionary Social Fund and

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