Housing Association Homes in Broxbourne
The Council maintains a waiting list of people who would like to
live in a housing association home in the Borough. This is
known as the housing register. The Council also maintains a
waiting list of people who already live in a housing
association home who would like to transfer to a different
housing association property. This is known as the
transfer list. For more information on the housing register,
please visit the housing register
The Council also sets out factors which registered providers of
social housing in Broxbourne should consider when formulating their
tenancy policies. This is known as a Tenancy Strategy. The Cabinet
has approved a new Tenancy Strategy for
Broxbourne in September 2012, which had been formally consulted on
with housing associations and other stakeholders.
Who does the Council nominate for housing?
- Applicants on the housing register
- Tenants of housing associations in homes where the Council has
- Ex-service personnel who enlisted from an address in the
Borough and who have completed their term of permanent service of
three years or more
Choice Based Lettings (CBLs)
Applicants on the Housing Waiting and Transfer Lists are able to
bid through the Choice Based Lettings scheme on properties that are
available and for which they would be eligible. Each applicant is
is able to bid for a property with the number of
bedrooms that they require as set out in the Allocations
Homeless families will normally be
placed in hostel or another kind of temporary accommodation.
Bed and breakfast accommodation may be used on occasion or the
Council may help the household to find private rented accommodation
by lending them the money for the deposit.
Moving to smaller accommodation
Tenants of housing associations who wish to move to a smaller
property can be moved via CBL, but given a higher priority.
When will the Council nominate me to a housing
This question is frequently asked and unfortunately it is
difficult to answer with any degree of accuracy.
Applicants are reminded that they might move down the list
rather than up, if another applicant is entitled to more
The Council can only nominate you when a property is advertised
via CBL. With new housing in short supply, this largely
depends upon existing tenants of housing associations moving out
and therefore there is no precise way of estimating waiting times.
You can compare your points with the feedback produced every
fortnight in the freesheet or via the internet.
The Council must be informed if an applicant's circumstances
change in any way as this could affect their position on the
Where will I be housed?
The Council advertises properties spread right across the
Borough from Hoddesdon in the north to Waltham Cross in the south
through the Choice Based Lettings scheme.
The sizes and types of properties in each area vary, and we may
not have the type of property you need in the area you
prefer. All properties are advertised through the
HomeOption (CBL) service.
Building new housing association homes
The Council works with housing associations, private developers
and the Homes and Communities Agency (the government body
with funding for new housing association homes) to build new
housing association homes. These new homes are often referred
to as affordable housing.
Affordable housing is required on many new housing developments
in order to meet the need for cheaper housing in the Borough.
Some of these new homes will be rented out by the housing
associations to people on the Council's housing register and
transfer list. Other new homes will be 'shared ownership'
homes, which means that the person living in them buys part of the
home from the housing association and pays rent on the part of the
home that the housing association still owns. This allows
people who cannot afford local property prices to get onto the
property ladder by buying a 50 per cent share in a property
and then buying more if they can afford it later.
Please follow the link to the 'Affordable
housing development' page to find further information about the
Council's preferred housing association development partners and
affordable housing strategy. For more details, please contact
the policy and project manager on 01992 785521 or email.