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What happens if I accept an offer of social housing?

Before you can accept an offer of a social housing home (owned by the Council or a Registered Provider) you will be asked to attend a viewing at the property. You will then be asked to decide if you accept the property.

Some landlords will ask the top three people on the Housing Register to attend a viewing. If this is the case, you will be told if you are at the top of the list (the nominee) or a reserve.

Once you have been formally offered and accepted the tenancy, the landlord will arrange a time for you to sign the tenancy agreement and collect the keys. Landlords require you to pay rent in advance - dependant on the landlord of your new tenancy, this could range from one week to four weeks rent required, on the day you move in. We recommend you start saving for this.

Last modified on 12 December 2022

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