How do I get on the council housing list Birmingham?

How do I get on the council housing list Birmingham?

To join the housing register you must have some housing need. This means that your current accommodation is not suitable for you or a member of your household. You may also be disqualified from the housing register due to past behaviour such as rent arrears or anti-social behaviour.

Is it easy to get a council house in Birmingham?

Getting a council house in 2020 is ‘exceptionally difficult’ due to the lack of available social housing across the UK. In Birmingham, the waiting list for council housing is huge, with reports of up to 3,000 people at a time bidding on single properties.

How do I contact Birmingham choice?

Please contact us on 0121 303 7410 if you believe that you need this service.

What does Band 2 mean on Birmingham City council?

The bands are: Band 1 People who have a reasonable preference and are granted additional preference (very urgent need to move). Band 2 People who need to move and fall within one of the reasonable preference categories. Band 3 Certain homeless households to whom the council must award reasonable preference.

How long does a DHP decision Take Birmingham?

Once the council has received all of the right information and evidence, it should make a decision within 2 weeks.

How much is council rent in Birmingham?

From April 1 the average weekly rent for a council property in Birmingham will be £80.71. This is based on a 52 week year – in reality tenants pay a slightly higher amount over 48 weeks getting time off at Christmas and the end of the financial year.

What is Band 2 housing?

Band 2: Medium priority – for example, people who are overcrowded because they lack 2 bedrooms, and people with severe medical problems.

How does Birmingham Home Choice work?

Birmingham operates a choice based letting scheme and applicants accepted onto the housing register may express an interest in (bid for) a home when a suitable one becomes available. Those who do not qualify for social housing will be offered advice about alternative housing options, including private renting.

What band is overcrowded?

There are five bands, with 1 being the highest, and 5 the lowest. You’ll be put in band 3 if you have overcrowding and/or medical points.

Is DHP paid with Universal Credit?

DHP’s are available to claimants who are entitled to Universal Credit with housing costs / Housing Benefit (HB) and require further financial assistance in order to pay their rent. DHP’s are not classed as payments of HB.

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