|All bidding finishes Monday 09/12/2013 5:00pm|
|Sheltered Housing in Kippax|
Are you over 60 and interested in sheltered housing? Are you looking to downsize? Would you benefit from assistance to help you maintain independent living? If you can answer yes or know someone who would then please contact us.
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|Private Landlord Adverts|
Leeds Homes advertises properties let by private landlords who are members of the Leeds City Council Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS). To view these properties
|House Exchange Event|
Are you a Council or Housing Association tenant? Are you interested in a house exchange? Do you have spare bedrooms? Overcrowded in your home and looking to move?
Come and see a selection of properties that are available for mutual exchange
Hillside, Beeston Road, LS11 8ND 2pm - 4pm 12th December.
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How do I become a member of Leeds Homes?Simply fill out a registration form.
Click to download a form.
You can pick up a form from your local Housing Office/One Stop Centre or by telephoning (0113) 222 4413.
Who can apply?Anyone who is over 16 years of age.
If you have rent arrears or have committed anti-social behaviour we may not be able to rehouse you. There are also restrictions on some people subject to immigration control, or who have arrived in the UK from abroad.
Where can I find out which homes are available?
All our available homes are advertised on this website.
We also advertise the same properties each Wednesday in the Leeds Homes property flyer.
You can pick up a free copy of the Leeds Homes property flyer at 2a Great George Street, all Council Housing Offices, One Stop Centres and participating Housing Association Offices.
Each week you can bid for up to three properties that are suitable for you.
How do I bid for a property?
- Online using this website
- Text your bid to 60066
- By telephoning us on (0113) 222 4413 (between 8.30am - 5pm Wed-Mon)
- By calling into any Council Housing Office or participating Housing Association Office.
What should I do if I need help bidding?
If you would like to give your permission to a relative or support worker or agency to be able to bid for homes on your behalf, you will need to download the Advocate Consent Form. Once you have completed the form please return it to any One-stop centre or housing office.
How long will I have available to place my bids?
Six days. Every Wednesday (except some bank holiday periods) we update the website with new available properties. We also publish these in the Leeds Homes property flyer.
Bids must be placed by 5pm on the Monday of the following week. Bids placed after this time will not be considered. We will publish the deadline date on the website and in the flyer.
What is a housing need band?
When you register with us we will assess your housing needs and your application will be placed in one of the following bands:
- Band A - This band consists of households who have a very urgent need to be rehoused.
- Band B - This band consists of households who have a moderately urgent need to be rehoused.
- Band C - This band consists of all other households including those with a low or no housing need.
When deciding which band you should be in we will look at your medical needs, your housing conditions, whether you are homeless and any other reason that you need to be rehoused.
When we have processed your registration we will write to tell you which band your application is in.
How long will I remain in Band A or Band B?
Your will remain in Band A or Band B for 120 days. We will write to you to let you know when your priority is due to expire.
Can my priority award be extended?
Yes, extension requests should be made to the local housing office where your registration form is held. All extension requests are considered on an individual basis.
Who do we decide to make an offer to?
We advertise two types of properties, which are let in different ways:
A) Date of registration properties. Up to 25% of council properties are let to the customer with the earliest date of registration and a local connection to the area. The successful bidder will have to give proof of their connection to the area (either by residence, employment, family connection or other special reason). This information will need submitting within three working days of the housing office requesting it.
B) Housing needs properties
Housing needs properties are normally offered to the customer in the highest band. If two or more customers are in the same housing need band, generally the person who was awarded their housing need first will be made the offer. If there are no bids from customers in Band A or Band B, we will offer the home to the customer in Band C with the earliest date of registration.
All of the homes we advertise feature a suitable for section. This tells you what household would be suitable for the home. For example, a two bedroom house could be suitable for a customer with one child. We generally won't offer you a home if your requirements are different from the suitable for criteria, except in exceptional circumstances.
If you’re successfully shortlisted for a home the landlord, such as Leeds City Council or Housing Association will contact you directly. The landlord will then arrange for you to view the home.
The home may not be offered to you if you have rent arrears or if you have caused nuisance to neighbours through Anti-Social Behaviour. This may apply even if you are not a Leeds City Council tenant.
If this happens you will have the right to appeal. You may also be considered for a home later if you change your behaviour, for example, by making regular payments towards your rent arrears.
What is the Leeds Landlord Accreditation Scheme?
If you are looking to rent from a private landlord why not choose a LLAS member in order to be assured of quality accommodation that is healthy, safe and where the landlord will be professional and respectful. If you would like further information about the LLAS check the council’s website at www.leeds.gov.uk/llas
What will happen if I’m offered a home but decide not to accept it?
If you are in Band A or Band B, and we offer you a home, and you then decide to refuse the offer, your application may be moved to Band C.
If we offer you a home because we have a legal duty to re-house you (because you are statutory homeless) and you decide not to accept the offer, we may no longer have a legal duty to re-house you.
What if I don’t hear anything about a home that I have bid for?
Unfortunately we are unable to contact unsuccessful bidders. Details of previous lettings are available on the ‘Lettings results’ page of this website.
How soon after making a bid will I hear if I have been successful?
The landlord will normally contact you once the property is ready to view. If repairs are needed or the property is still under notice, this may be 4 – 6 weeks from the close of the bidding cycle. In exceptional cases it may take longer, for example if major repairs are required.
What if I am homeless?
Leeds Housing Options aims to prevent homelessness by offering advice and assistance on housing and accommodation to those in housing and/or homelessness related need. Leeds Housing Options offers a face to face service and also responds to queries via the telephone.
Leeds Housing Options,
Leeds City Council,
2 Great George Street,
Tel: (0113) 222 4412
What are Direct Lets?
We advertise most of our available homes, however we sometimes make a direct offer of a home known as 'Direct Lets'. These are used to re-house customers we generally have a legal/contractual duty to re-house. More information about who is eligible for a direct let can be found in our lettings policy. We publish feedback about homes we have let as direct lets on this website.
Why do we publish results on the homes that we have let?
On the 'Lettings results' page of this website we publish details of how many bids we have received for each home we have advertised.
We also publish the customers band and date of registration, except where a direct let has been made.
This will help you to decide which homes you would like to bid for. It also helps us to make things as fair and transparent as possible to our members.
What should I do if I feel that a wrong decision has been made?
You have the right to a review if you are unhappy about a decision that we have made, or if you have bid for one of our homes that you feel you should have been offered.
To obtain a Right to Review Form please contact the Leeds Homes Team on 0113 222 4413 or write to us at:
Right to Review Panel,
1st Floor, 2 Great George Street,
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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