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How do I get on Leicester council housing list?

How do I get on Leicester council housing list?

Apply to join the housing register If you are interested in applying to the housing register for council and housing association homes, you will need to find out if you are eligible to apply first. If you are eligible then you will be able to submit a housing application form online.

How long does it take to get a council house in Leicester?

Currently, there are 6,366 households on the council’s housing register, waiting for suitable homes. Of these, over a quarter are waiting for one-bedroom accommodation, with the average waiting time between five months (for those assessed as being in the highest priority) and two years.

How do I contact Leicester City Council?

General Enquiries Use the number below if you have a general enquiry about any council service or if you are unsure who you need to contact: 0116 454 1000 (Mon – Fri 10.30am – 3.30pm)

What is priority in housing?

on housing advice. Do I have a priority need for housing? Having a priority need means that the council must normally provide accommodation for you, at least temporarily. Not everyone who is homeless has a priority need because the legal meaning of who has a priority need is much more limited.

Can I apply direct to housing association?

Housing associations offer similar types of housing as local councils – often to people on a low income or who need extra support. You can apply: directly to a housing association.

How many council houses are there in Leicester?

Today, there are 20,303 council houses across the City.

How to contact housing officer Leicester?

Contact details

  1. Leicester City Council – Housing Options Service.
  2. Public phone: 0116 454 1008.
  3. Email: [email protected].
  4. Website URL:
  5. Service offered: Housing advice and information for private and council tenants and the general public.

How much is housing benefit in Leicester?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are being increased from 1 April 2020 to cover up to 30% of the market rent in your area….Quick links.

Type Price
One bed £103.56
Two bed £130.03
Three bed £155.34
Four bed £205.97

How long does it take to get a house in Band 3?

Band 1 is for the highest priority housing needs and is for people with an urgent need to move….How long is the council house waiting list?

Property type Estimated waiting time
2 bed 18 to 44 months
3 bed 22 to 60 months
4, or more, bed 32 to 70 months
Sheltered 11 to 32 months

Are Leicester City Council buying houses?

As part of its work to address the huge demand for affordable housing in Leicester, the city council has bought 525 properties to be used as council homes since April 2019, at a cost of almost £70million.

How many homeless people are there in Leicester?

The count reports 2,688 people were estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in autumn 2020, and while any decrease is welcomed, this is still too high. No one should be without a home, especially during a pandemic.