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Who can use the service

 

Anyone who has been accepted onto the B-with-us Housing Register is able to use the service. To apply to join the Housing Register you must be aged 16 or over. However, 16 & 17 yr old applicants will be suspended until they have reached their 18th birthday or until an appropriate Ready to Move form has been received from a B-with-us approved support provider. Please contact your nearest housing office for more information.

You will need to complete an application form, which can be obtained from your nearest housing office, completed online  or downloaded  from this website. The application form enables you to apply for social rented homes across Pennine Lancashire. For details on how to contact us and our opening hours click How to Contact Us.

Along with your application form you may be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Proof of identity for all household members (e.g. passports, birth certificates)
  • Proof of current address (e.g. recent gas or electricity bill)
  • Evidence of your right to reside in the UK if you are not a British Citizen (e.g. passport and other relevant documents from the Home Office)

Before you are offered a property you may be asked to provide further documents to support your application. We will tell you what documents to provide and when to provide them.

All documents provided can be photocopies, but need to be up to date and valid. For a full list of acceptable documents contact your nearest housing provider.

If you do not fill in the application form properly it will be returned to you. The registration date will be the date the fully completed form is received.

If you do not provide us with the documents required your application may be accepted onto the housing register but will not be awarded any priority. Once the documents are received your application will be assessed and placed in the appropriate band from the date the documents were received.

Who cannot use the service?

You cannot use this service if you have not completed an application form and been accepted onto the housing register.

There are also some people who will not by law be eligible to join the housing register. These are:

  • Certain people who are subject to Immigration Control under the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act
  • Certain people from abroad who are not subject to immigration control but who are not habitually resident in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland
  • People (including members of their household) who have been guilty of unacceptable behaviour that makes them unsuitable to be a tenant

For more detailed information contact us on Tel: 0300 123 22 00.