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Information for Applicants

Before you Apply 

The demand for social and affordable housing has never been higher and regrettably, we can't find a home for every applicant.

In order to make sure our homes go to the people who need them most, there are a few things you should consider before applying.

If you are interested in rented housing please be aware that most housing associations including Trent & Dove are registered as charitable organisations and therefore have to ensure that tenancies are granted to qualifying applicants.

This includes:

  • people who are of pensionable age
  • registered disabled
  • those with chronic or long-term physical or mental health problems
  • those who have a net household income of less than £30,500 (as at April 2009).
  • Banding

    Our homes are allocated to people who need them most. We do this by allocating people to a 'band' after assessing their housing need against a host of criteria.

    You can find out how previously advertised homes have been allocated by viewing our monthly lettings logs.

  • Under 18?

    If you are aged 16 or 17 you cannot legally hold a tenancy until you become 18. You can only be allocated a rented home if you have a suitable trustee.

  • Keeping a pet

    Unless it is otherwise stated in the vacancy advert, many of our properties do allow pets to be kept subject to our policy or type of pet you are considering. You can download a copy of our 'Keeping Pets' leaflet or check with the housing office if you believe that keeping a pet may be an issue.

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