29th May, 2020

Bidding for housing association properties in Stratford district suspended

Ian Hughes 30th Mar, 2020

BIDDING for most housing association properties in Stratford district has been suspended.

The majority of housing association landlords with properties in the Home Choice Plus partnership area have decided to suspend the allocations process temporarily until the crisis ends.

It means that for applicants who have already been matched to properties, their tenancy sign-ups may not be taking place for the foreseeable future. Applicants affected will be contacted by the housing association landlord to explain what will happen next.

Those landlords still able to sign up tenants will continue to do so, and they will also be in touch with applicants to explain how this will work.

But most housing association landlords have indicated that, for the foreseeable future, no further properties in the district will be advertised on Home Choice Plus.

However, in some parts of the partnership area where landlords are still able to allocate, properties may still be advertised through the website in the normal way and applicants are advised to continue to to search for properties they may be interested in and place bids.

Those households currently living in emergency temporary accommodation provided by the council are advised to contact their case officer if they have any concerns.

Applicants are also advised to keep checking information in relation to COVID-19 via Stratford District Council’s website. The council will continue to provide emergency accommodation to those who become homeless in an emergency.

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