At this point, you don’t need to contact us; as we will have received your details from the local council and will be in touch with you as soon as we have reviewed your application.
We do understand that you may have been on the council’s waiting list for some time and have not had any contact from the council or know what to expect from Your Housing Group, but don’t worry, we will explain everything to you and answer any questions you may have when we call you to discuss the home you have shown an interest in.
Once we receive your nomination or bid for the home you are interested in, we will call you to discuss the property type, size, and location, rent and service charge details, the type of tenancy you will receive and any parking requirements, etc. If you confirm that you're interested in the offer of the home and want to progress your application, we will begin the next steps.
During the initial call we will also provide you with details of how to complete the application form on-line and book an appointment with you within seven working days to review your application.
- Send you a provisional offer email or letter that will confirm all the specific details of the home
- We will include a google map link so you can click and view the home and neighbourhood prior to your viewing, along with a direct link to the council's website so you can assess details of local services, schools, and amenities in the area you are moving to.
- We will send you an application supporting documents request email or letter explaining which documents we need to verify and progress your application. Please make every effort to return your documents before your appointment to avoid delays with your application.
- There is a link in this email that takes you directly to our online Income & Expenditure and you have the self-serve option to complete this prior to your appointment which makes the application and approval process quicker for you.
- The calculator assesses your current income levels and expenditure and tells us if the home is affordable for you.
Once we have verified your documents, and confirmed that the home is affordable and your application with us has been approved, we will send you an application approved email or letter. In this email we’ll advise you that your application is now fully approved and that we will be in touch once we know when the home is available to view.
- Call you the same day to see if you remain interested in the home and want to progress to the next stage. If you confirm you accept the offer of the home, we will send you a formal offer email or letter.
- Your email or letter will again confirm all details of the property, and the requirement for you to now sign your new tenancy agreement with us and pay your initial one week’s rent in advance, or 50% of the rental cost if you are in receipt of benefits or Universal Credit.
- Rent in advance payments need to be made before the sign up is completed and you can move.
- There will be a link in the email to enable you to self-serve and make the payment directly online.
- Your Tenancy Agreement will be sent to you for signing on a separate email.
- We will also agree and confirm a date and time to complete the post move in call for your new home that will be completed over the telephone on the day of your move.
- We will provide you the key safe code and location in order for you to self-serve your key collection when you arrive at your new home and let yourself in!
- Go through a quick check list with you that hopefully covers any questions you may have.
- We will provide a summary of your tenancy agreement, how to access services, how to make rent payments, provide you with some health and safety advice and details of the utility provider
- How to register for Your Home Hub so that you can pay your rent and manage any repairs online, and access other services.
- We will explain the gas re-commissioning process (if applicable) that we will help facilitate directly after the call.
- We will talk you through the contents of our welcome email and the relevant documents that will be attached to it.
- We will also agree a time and date with you for a welcome appointment (new tenant visit) from your Tenancy Management Officer (TMO) within four to six weeks of moving in.
- Your TMO will be your point of contact once you move in and during the visits, they will provide you with all the information you need relating to your tenancy and the services we provide.