Housing benefit changes – social housing size criteriaFrom April 2013, throughout the country the amount of housing benefit paid to working age tenants who live in Council or Registered Social Landlord (RSL) properties, will be reduced where, according to the new criteria set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), they have more bedrooms than the family needs.
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Transforming council homes, lives and communitiesThe council has embarked upon its ambitious plans to improve council homes across the county borough. During the past few weeks meetings have been held with potential suppliers and contractors. The documents shared with them at these meetings have been uploaded for you to view.
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How to apply for a council house and council housing that is currently available for rent. Advice for current council tenants and leaseholders on transfers, anti-social behaviour, repairs and estate management.
Advice and information on the options for preventing homelessness, and how we can help if you lose or are threatened with losing your home. We regularly maintain a list of council and private properties available for rent.
Advice and information if repairs or improvement works are needed for your home.
Advice for private sector tenants, owner occupiers and landlords on housing related matters such as tenancies, welfare benefits, rent and accommodation standards.
Details of various services and grants available to help anyone who has difficulty accessing normal household facilities.
Information for landlords including the licensing of houses in multiple occupation, landlord grants and the landlord's code of best practice.
Examines the housing policy situation including council housing, housing associations, owner-occupiers and the private rented sector.