Some council or Housing Association tenants on our Hampshire Home Choice list may be offered a Housing Association property instead of a Council home.
The City Council works in partnership with 4 local housing associations to maintain the Joint Housing Register
|A2 Dominion||33 Staple Gardens
|Tel: 01962 840 061|
|Hampshire Voluntary Housing Society||
Penny Farthing House
3 Chesil Street
|Tel: 01962 833300|
|HydeMartlet||63 St Marys Street
|Tel: 02380 836800|
|Swaythling Housing Society||Herbert Collins House
02380 584 661
Housing Associations are 'Registered Social Landlords' not private landlords. They provide housing in a very similar way to the Council and are non-profit making. They are run by Committees, who are unpaid, and managed by paid, professional housing officers. People who rent a Housing Association property must meet their rules and conditions of tenancy. The Housing Association will carry out most repairs.
Housing Associations offer "assured tenancies" which offer security similar to a Council tenancy. There is a special Tenants Charter which protects tenants' rights.
Housing Association rents tend to be higher than Council rents. But, many of their properties are a lot newer than Council properties. Also, the Government has recently announced that Council and RSL rents must be brought into line over the next 10 years. The rent is very reasonable compared to the cost of renting a similar home privately. People living on a low incomes may qualify for housing benefit.
In certain cases Housing Association tenants may be able to buy their home. All tenants have the right to buy if the property is part of a Housing Association Scheme built with Housing Corporation grant since April 1997.
Can Tenants Transfer to a Council Property?
Housing Association tenants can apply to their Association for a transfer, in the same way as Council tenants. They are dealt with in the same way as our own tenants.
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|Hampshire Home Choice||A choice based lettings system allowing you to register for housing and bid for properties.|