These new houses are almost complete.  

They are the new builds on the right as you are leaving Lydham towards Shrewsbury. They are almost finished and will be advertised very soon. If you would like to apply for one of these houses you will need to register with Shropshire Home Point. Click the link or visit https://www.shropshirehomepoint.co.uk.

I will be meeting an officer from the Housing Association on Tuesday to talk about the houses and the bus stop. So if you have any questions for me please let me know before then.

I have grabbed some relevant FAQ’s from their website that may be helpful in answering some of the broad questions.

Who can apply to HomePoint?

Most people can apply. Some exceptions include those with previous unacceptable behaviour and people subject to immigration control (unless they fall into a class of applicant that the Secretary of State has specified as eligible).

At what age can I apply?

You are able to register for properties at the age of 16 but if successful, some Landlords may require a guarantor for 16 and 17 year olds.

How many properties can I apply for?

You can apply for 1 affordable / social rented property each week. If we advertise a home you like on a Wednesday, you have until the following Tuesday (7 days) to place a bid of interest (it is not first come first served), if you’re successful or not will depend if you are eligible to apply for the property, your banding and your registration date.

How long will it take to register me?

Most applications are processed within 10 working days. Occasionally HomePoint may need to write to you for further information or supporting evidence which may take a little longer. Once your application has been assessed, HomePoint will write to you confirming your banding, reference number and registration date. When you have your reference number you can begin to apply for properties.  It is important to complete all of the questions fully in the application as any incomplete applications cannot be processed.

If you have any questions please comment below.

 

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Jonny is a Shropshire Councillor, musician and film maker. I also work as a web designer and graphic design and consult with business regarding their presence online.

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