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Welcome to Moving with Dacorum,

Dacorum Borough Council's housing register and property bidding website.

 

Every week, from Thursday to the following Monday, we advertise the available properties  for rent. If you are registered and active on our housing register you can bid for those properties that are suitable for the size of your household.

This website also gives you information about your housing options and the housing advice services that we provide.

Please use to links below for more information.

Changes to the way we check your information

New Applicants

Currently renting from a private landlord?

Is your contact information up to date?

What happens after bidding closes?

More information and how to use the site.

Intermediate Properties

Google Street View

 


 

 

Changes to the way we check your information

We have made some changes to the way we check the details of customers who are bidding on Moving With Dacorum, so we may be contacting you before we have an offer for you. We have started contacting customers who are active, bidding and have a reasonable chance of receiving an offer within the next six months. The chance of any active applicant being made an offer will depend on how regularly bids are placed and the types and location of properties bid on.

We are checking your documents and circumstances earlier, so that if you come to the top of a shortlist, we already have everything we need to make you an offer. Getting this information ready earlier will prevent us having to skip you on a shortlist because you were not able to get all your documents together in time. We are trying hard to keep the time properties are empty to a minimum. This means that if we do make you an offer, you will need to be ready to attend a viewing and move at short notice.

The documents we usually need to see include;

  • Photo I.D
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of local connection
  • Proof of income and savings
  • Proof that you are receiving Child Benefit for your children and
  • Proof of your circumstances. For example, if you have points because you are overcrowded, we will need to see proof of address for everyone you live with.

 

 

 

New Applicants 

In order to complete an application, please fill in the Online Application form.  You will need to create a login to Moving with Dacorum first and this login will not create an application.

When completing your application please give complete information, and include details of anything you would like us to consider.  We can only assess your application based on the information provided.

Once your application has been processed by our Housing Advice Officers you will be able to bid for properties. You will receive confirmation of your registration and points total by letter.

Make sure that if required you could evidence your circumstances with formal documentation and attendance at a home visit.

If you apply to the housing register and start bidding for properties without being able to evidence your circumstances, you will be overlooked for any properties that you may have been shortlisted for.

Every week, from Thursday to the following Monday, you will be able to see the properties available for bidding. You can place three bids per week.

 

 

 

Currently renting from a private landlord?

If you are currently renting in the private sector we will ask your current landlord to provide a reference. If your landlord is slow to provide this reference we may have to overlook you on a shortlist. We advise that you tell your landlord that you are on the housing register and that the council will be approaching them for a reference at some point. You can then request that when approached they complete the reference as swiftly as possible.

If your landlord is a council or housing association then we will make contact directly to request a reference. There are not normally any delays in receiving these references.

 

 

 

Is your contact information up to date?

Have you recently changed your mobile number, set up a new email address or even moved home? Then you need to update your housing application. If we are not able to contact you when you are successful for bidding for a property, you will be over looked for that property.

You can update you details by logging into your account, click on the link the left hand side of the screen called "My Housing Application" this will open a page giving details about your current application including how many points you have been allocated. Half way down this page is a section called "Update Your Application" which includes a link which when clicked will take you to the appropriate page to update your application.

Or follow this link

 

 

 

What happens after bidding closes?

Once an advert closes for a property, a shortlist of all those who have bid for that accommodation is created. The council does not run a "first come first served" process for allocating properties but instead allocates to the individual with highest housing needs, as shown by the points they have. Therefore the person at the top of the short list will be the bidder with the highest points, not the first person to bid on the property. The allocating officer will then check to make sure the person at the top of the register is indeed eligible for the property and that it would meet their needs. Once this has been verified, the allocating officer will check the applicant's documents and circumstances to make sure they are still correct. If all the documents are correct and the applicant’s circumstances have not changed, an offer will be made to the applicants.  

 

 

More Information

If you want to know more about Moving with Dacorum please click on the “About Us” page.

If you would like advice on using this web service please click on the “How to use the Service” page

To view the properties in Dacorum click on the word Property Search in the above menu bar. You can place three bids per week.

If you are interested in other housing options or want some advice on how Moving with Dacorum works, you can telephone us on 01442 228 000, or email us through housingoptions@dacorum.gov.uk.

Or why not check out our new pages at www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/housing which will tell you about these options plus some other new services we offer.

 

 

 

Intermediate Properties

The Council advertises some intermediate properties through Moving with Dacorum on behalf of its parner housing associations. The rent levels for these properties are higher than social rents, but less than local private market rents.  Applicants must meet additional criteria in order to be allocated these properties. Further information on this housing option is available through http://www.helptobuyese.org.uk/

 

 

 

Google Street View

Google street view is a new service that allows people to look at and around areas in Dacorum. We thought it might be useful for you if you want to see the area around a property you are interested in

 

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