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Administration of housing register

Do I still have 3 offers?

Can I refuse a property offer?

Do I have to bid on all eligible properties to stay active?

Can my son and daughter share a bedroom?

I was at the top of the list but wasn’t successful, it went to someone with less points?

How often do I have to check for advertised properties?

Can I still apply if I don’t have a passport?

Can I remove my application from the housing register?

Can I downsize from a 3 bed to a 2 bed if I live alone?

Can I move with rent arrears?

Are step siblings part of the household?

I need an extra bedroom for medical reasons, am I eligible?

Will housing benefit pay my rent if I am under occupying?

Is my baby (under one) entitled to their own room?

Can a housing association refuse if I have been nominated across to them?

Do housing associations have their own allocation policies?

 

 

 

Do I still have 3 offers?

No, you will only receive one offer, if you refuse your single offer your application will be suspended for 6 months.

 

Can I refuse a property offer?

Yes you can refuse an offer, your application will then be suspended for 6 months and you will be unable to bid on any current properties

 

Do I have to bid on all eligible properties to stay active?

No, please only bid on properties that you wish to move to.

 

Can my son and daughter share a bedroom?

Yes until the age of 5 with Dacorum or until the age of ten under other housing associations housing policy, please check this before bidding on a property to avoid being overlooked

 

 

I was at the top of the list but wasn’t successful, it went to someone with less points?

It could be for a number of reasons, for example having a local connection to a village

 

How often do I have to check for advertised properties?

Properties can be added to the website throughout the day Monday to Friday so you should check the website every other day to ensure that you see all properties available.

 

Can I still apply if I don’t have a passport?

Yes but you will be required to produce some form of photographic ID to verify your identity and eligibility.

 

Can I remove my application from the housing register?

Yes if you contact the Housing Needs Team or online and request closure of your application

 

Can I downsize from a 3 bed to a 2 bed if I live alone?

Yes you can do a mutual exchange with www.houseexchange.org.uk

Or if you are a Dacorum Borough Council tenant looking to downsize you can apply for a transfer with www.movingwithdacorum.org.uk

You an find our Moving to a smaller home leaflet here - http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/housing/current-tenant/moving/moving-to-a-smaller-home 

 

Can I move with rent arrears?

For any property related arrears including rent arrears, council tax arrears, housing assocation arrears or private sector rent arrears, you will need to be able to demonstrate you have adhered to a repayment plan for the past 6 months, which has reduced your arrears. However, please be aware that some housing associations will not accept an applicant with arrears even if they have been in a payment plan.

 

Are step siblings part of the household?

Providing they live with you as part of the household and it is their permanent home.

 

My stepchildren share bedrooms at the weekends, are they eligible for their own bedroom?

Unfortunately not unless they live with you and are part of the household

 

I need an extra bedroom for medical reasons, am I eligible?  

You will need supporting evidence from an Occupational Therapist or medical report from your GP or Consultant that you require an additional bedroom for your own needs

 

Will housing benefit pay my rent if I am under occupying?

No, only up to the number of bedrooms you are occupying

 

 

Is my baby (under one) entitled to their own room?

yes

 

Can a housing association refuse if I have been nominated across to them?

Yes, housing associations have their own housing policies, but the Housing Needs team will endeavor to allocate a property accordingly and keep you up to date if this isn’t possible.

 

Do housing associations have their own allocation policies?

Yes, we work together with housing associations but they do have their own individual policies, which can be found on their own websites.