Housing Application Form - City of Brighton and Hove, West Sussex United Kingdom

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Name:
Reference:
choice based lettings in Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove Housing Application Form
This is the housing application form for Brighton & Hove City Council and the
housing associations working in the city.
You must keep the Homemove Team informed of any changes to your household,
medical condition, or housing situation. This is very important as it could result in a
change of your band or your eligibility for certain homes.
Please read the declaration below and then sign at the bottom
Please read the declaration below and then sign at the bottom
The details given on this form are true and correct. I will inform Brighton & Hove City Council if any
of these details change. I understand that any changes may alter my entitlement to housing.
I agree that my information can be shared, on a need to know basis and in strict compliance
with the law, with other people or organisations involved in my care or caring role. I agree that
any agency I have ticked in Question 14 ‘Receiving and giving support’ may be contacted.
I understand that the organisations who may be in a position to offer me housing may check
the details on this form and that the council may also share the information with other
agencies who manage public funds. I agree that any relevant information may be given to these
organisations to help them consider my case. I also agree that my file will be passed to these
organisations if I am to be rehoused by them. I also understand that references may be obtained
from private sector landlords.
I agree that Brighton & Hove City Council can contact all the organisations where I have held
previous council or housing association tenancies to check details.
I understand that my application may be cancelled if I give false or misleading information,
or if I withhold information. If I am granted a tenancy because I have given false or misleading
information, or because of information I have not given, I understand that my tenancy may
be terminated and I may have to pay a fine of up to £5,000 under Section 171 of the 1996
Housing Act.
I agree that the details given on this form can be used in the decision about any homeless
application I may make under Part VII of the 1996 Housing Act. I understand that if I make a false
statement, withhold information or fail to tell you if my circumstances change, it is an offence and
I may be subject to a fine of up to £5,000 under Section 214 of the 1996 Housing Act.
Applicant’s signature
........................................................ Date ...............................
Joint applicant’s signature
........................................................ Date ...............................
If this form has been completed by anyone other than the main applicant, please give details below.
Completed by ...................................................... (print) Signed ...........................................
Relationship to main applicant .................................................................................................
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homemove
Office Use only
Name:
Reference:
choice based lettings in Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove Housing Application Form
This is the housing application form for Brighton & Hove City Council and the
housing associations working in the city.
You must keep the Homemove Team informed of any changes to your household,
medical condition, or housing situation. This is very important as it could result in a
change of your band or your eligibility for certain homes.
Please read the declaration below and then sign at the bottom
Please read the declaration below and then sign at the bottom
The details given on this form are true and correct. I will inform Brighton & Hove City Council if any
of these details change. I understand that any changes may alter my entitlement to housing.
I agree that my information can be shared, on a need to know basis and in strict compliance
with the law, with other people or organisations involved in my care or caring role. I agree that
any agency I have ticked in Question 14 ‘Receiving and giving support’ may be contacted.
I understand that the organisations who may be in a position to offer me housing may check
the details on this form and that the council may also share the information with other
agencies who manage public funds. I agree that any relevant information may be given to these
organisations to help them consider my case. I also agree that my file will be passed to these
organisations if I am to be rehoused by them. I also understand that references may be obtained
from private sector landlords.
I agree that Brighton & Hove City Council can contact all the organisations where I have held
previous council or housing association tenancies to check details.
I understand that my application may be cancelled if I give false or misleading information,
or if I withhold information. If I am granted a tenancy because I have given false or misleading
information, or because of information I have not given, I understand that my tenancy may
be terminated and I may have to pay a fine of up to £5,000 under Section 171 of the 1996
Housing Act.
I agree that the details given on this form can be used in the decision about any homeless
application I may make under Part VII of the 1996 Housing Act. I understand that if I make a false
statement, withhold information or fail to tell you if my circumstances change, it is an offence and
I may be subject to a fine of up to £5,000 under Section 214 of the 1996 Housing Act.
Applicant’s signature
........................................................ Date ...............................
Joint applicant’s signature
........................................................ Date ...............................
If this form has been completed by anyone other than the main applicant, please give details below.
Completed by ...................................................... (print) Signed ...........................................
Relationship to main applicant .................................................................................................
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I am:
a transfer applicant – a tenant of Brighton & Hove City Council or any one of the
housing associations listed and living in Brighton & Hove
a homeseeker – anyone else, eg renting privately, living with family or friends, living
outside Brighton & Hove, living in temporary accommodation, or applying for social
housing for the first time
I am applying for:
general needs/family housing
sheltered housing
Sheltered housing is specifically designed for older people with support needs.
Please read the guidance notes on page 4 carefully before
completing this application.
Checklist
Please ensure that you send us photocopies of all the supporting information we ask
for. We cannot process your application without it. Please note that we do not require
original copies.
This includes:
Proof of identity – eg a photocopy of birth certificates, passports or driving licences for
everyone who is moving with you.
Proof that your children live with you permanently – proof that you are in receipt of
child benefit or child tax credits. We require birth certificates for children as well.
Proof that you have lived in the city for at least the past two years
– eg a photocopy of tenancy agreements, bank statements or utility bills.
Partner housing associations
Partner housing associations
• Affinity Sutton
• Moat
• AmicusHorizon
• Orbit Group
• Guinness Trust
• Sanctuary Hereward
• HydeMartlet
• Southern Housing Group
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Brighton & Hove Housing Application
You can use this form to apply for general needs or sheltered housing in Brighton &
Hove, whether you are a homeseeker applying for the first time or a transfer applicant.
All the information you give us will be placed on the Brighton & Hove Housing Register
database. Brighton & Hove City Council may share this information with housing associations or
other social landlords who could help rehouse you. We may also take references from private
landlords.
You have a right to see information kept on file about your application and to ask for any
inaccurate information to be removed.
We now operate a choice based lettings scheme called Homemove. Our full allocations scheme
policy is published and available by calling the Homemove Team on 294400 or on the council
website at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/homemove.
Under the lettings scheme, all applications for housing are assessed and placed in one of four
broad bands – A, B, C or D – depending on housing need. Priority is decided first by band,
then by local connection and waiting time. You have a local connection if you have lived within
Brighton & Hove for the past two years.
Please note that the demand for housing is far higher than the supply.
Homemove - choice based lettings in Brighton & Hove
With choice based lettings schemes, you have to bid to tell us which properties you are
interested in to find a new home. With the exception of a few emergency priority cases, we no
longer directly allocate properties to people on the housing register. You can make your bids
through the Homemove website, over the phone, by text message or using the special coupons
we send you.
We will send you further information about how to use the scheme once your application has
been assessed. You can also visit the Homemove website at www.homemove.org.uk.
Homeseekers
Anyone over 18 years of age can apply for housing in Brighton & Hove, unless they are subject
to immigration control and do not have refugee status or exceptional leave or indefinite leave to
remain in the UK.
Transfer applicants
A tenant of Brighton & Hove City Council or any one of the housing associations listed on the
front and living in Brighton & Hove can apply for a transfer in the city.
Sheltered housing applicants
Older people with support needs can apply for sheltered housing once they have completed a
Support Needs Self Assessment Form and have been considered eligible.
Exclusions
Brighton & Hove City Council reserves the right not to accept applications from people whose
tenancy has previously ended due to rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, such as noise
nuisance, domestic violence, racial harassment, intimidation or drug dealing.
If your application is refused because of unacceptable behaviour, you will be told in writing,
and this will include the grounds for our decision and details of your right to request a review.
The council will not normally make offers of accommodation to transfer applicants in rent
arrears or in breach of any other aspect of their tenancy agreements.
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Guidance notes – please read these first
General points
Please complete the form in ink using capital letters.
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Where a yes/no answer is required, please put a tick (3) in the appropriate box.
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Please read the questions carefully and answer all the questions that apply to you.
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If you do not fill in the form properly or give us all the information we need, we will
need to return it to you and this will delay your application.
If you are applying for a transfer, please follow the instructions in the form to make
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sure you answer all the questions that are relevant to you.
If you need more space for an answer, please use the space provided on page 14 or
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attach further sheets of paper as necessary.
Once you are on the register, we will write to or email you to give you a registration number
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and the other details that you will need. Please keep this information in a safe place.
Please keep us informed of any change in your circumstances (such as a change
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of address, or additions to your household), as this may affect your status on
the register or your application may be closed.
If you need help to complete this form:
Homeseekers
– please contact the Homemove Team on:
01273 294400
Sheltered applicants
– please contact the Sheltered Housing Team on: 01273 293255
Transfer applicants
– Brighton & Hove City Council tenants, please contact housing
customer services on 01273 293030. Tenants of the partner Brighton & Hove housing
associations, please contact your housing association.
Declaration
Please read the declaration at the beginning of this form carefully and then sign it. If it is a
joint application, both applicants need to sign. Once complete, please send the form to the
Homemove Team at the address below. Please ensure that you have included copies of all the
relevant supporting information we have asked for.
Homemove Team
4th Floor, Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square
Brighton, BN1 1JP
Once your application is assessed, we will write to you to tell you what your priority band is, your
priority date, and your Homemove number. We will also send you a registration pack with a copy
of the scheme user guide giving you detailed instructions about the scheme and how it works.
Data Protection Act 1998
All the information you give on this form will be placed on the Brighton & Hove
Housing Register. You have a right to see information kept on file about your
application and to ask for any inaccurate information to be removed.
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Application
Ref:
1 About you and your household
If you have a partner, both you and your partner must give your surnames and first names, and
both sign this form.
Applicant
Partner
Surname
Maiden name
First names
National Insurance
Telephone Numbers – please tick preferred contact method
Home
Work (if convenient)
Mobile
E-mail
1.1
If you are applying with a partner, we will treat it as a joint application – meaning that any
tenancy granted will be joint, unless you tell us otherwise. Please note that we cannot grant
a joint tenancy to transfer applicants who currently hold a sole tenancy. If you do not want a
joint tenancy, please tick this box.
1.2 Household details
Please give your details and the details of everyone in your household who will be rehoused
with you. Please give your own details first.
Surname
First names
Mr/Mrs Male/
Date of Relationship to
Ms/Miss Female
birth
applicant
APPLICANT
If necessary, please use the space provided on page 14 to continue
2 Household members not living with you
Please list below the names of people who do not currently live in your home but who
you would like to be rehoused with you. Please note that this does not mean that we can
automatically accept the household members you name.
Surname
First names
Male/Female Date of birth
Relationship to you
Please give the reason why you would like these household members to be rehoused with you
and their current address.
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