Renfrewshire Council

HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings

HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings has been developed as a pilot choice-based lettings system that currently only operates for certain areas within Renfrewshire.

All our other properties in Renfrewshire continue to be let through our current allocations process.

We are currently advertising properties in all parts of Foxbar in Paisley and also Gallowhill Court and Glencairn Court in Paisley, using our choice based lettings system.  If you have any questions about this, please contact our Allocations Team on telephone number 0300 300 0222 and select option 2, or call into one of our Customer Service Centres in Paisley, Renfrew or Johnstone, or alternatively our Housing Advice Service.

Property Adverts

Available HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Letting properties for Foxbar and Gallowhill Court and Glencairn Court in Paisley, will be advertised through HomeChoice@Renfrewshire Choice Based Letting and will include information on the key features the property has to offer, as well as how you can note interest in properties.  This allows applicants to decide where they would like to stay and choose particular advertised properties they are interested in living in.

Every Monday this website features the latest available properties in our weekly list, and you can note interest in up to three properties during that week.

Adverts are also placed in our Customer Service Centres in Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone, the Homexchange Shop, Housing Advice Services, Foxbar Library and other Council buildings.

Noting interest in a property

You must have a current housing application with Renfrewshire Council before you can note interest in an advertised property.

If you do not have a housing application registered with us, please contact your local Customer Service Centre, Homexchange Shop or Housing Advice Services to arrange for a quick housing options interview.  If you are a tenant of a housing association or private landlord, we will request a tenancy reference.

Please complete a note of interest form (available on the property advert page or in our offices) for the advertised property you are interested in, filling in all sections.  Use your housing application reference number to record your note of interest and ensure you fill out all the information required.  If you need assistance to complete this form, please contact your local Customer Service Centre, Homexchange Shop or Housing Advice Services, where staff will be happy to help you.  Please note that we must receive your note of interest by the closing date and time, or we will not be able to consider you for the property you asked for.

To note interest in a property, you have until:

  • midnight on the Sunday following the Monday advert if you are using our online service
  • or 3.55pm on the Friday following the Monday advert if phoning or visiting one of our offices.

What properties can I note interest in?

Each property advert provides a description of what features the property has, such as number of bedrooms, type of property, heating and cooking type and so on.  You must ensure that the property you note interest in will meet your needs.

If you think you might qualify for housing benefit, you should read our information in relation to benefit changes to ensure you are able to afford the type of property you would like to note interest in. Please follow the link contained within 'related articles' on the right hand side of this page.

Property Offers

If we are able to offer you a property we aim to contact you as soon as possible after the advert closing date, to arrange a suitable date and time for you to view the property.  Please note that if you become a tenant with us you will be required to pay one weeks' rent in advance.  If you qualify for housing benefit this will be taken into account.  Your home is at risk if you do not keep up with rent payments.

If you refuse an offer made through HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings, it will be recorded as a refusal on your housing application in the same way as other offers of housing.

You can view the most recent allocation results of properties advertised through HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings.

Applicants with particular needs

We are keen to ensure that all applicants are able to access HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings and arrangements can be made for applicants with particular needs who are interested in properties advertised through this to view the latest adverts and register their note of interest.  Please contact our Allocations Team on: 0300 300 0222 and choose option 2 to discuss your requirements.

Further information about HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings is contained in our overview policy paper contained in 'related documents' on the right hand side of this page.

 

 

 

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