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Housing Register

Join the register

The housing register is a list of households waiting for an allocation of social housing.

Joining the housing register lets you bid for social housing, which is rented from a housing association.

We do not own any housing stock, therefore social housing is provided by housing associations.

You can apply to join the housing register online through Kent Homechoice

To qualify you need to:

  • have lived in Swale for the last 2 years,
  • not have any rent arrears,
  • have a household income of less than £30,000 for a 1 bedroom need, £40,000 for a 2 bedroom need, £50,000 for a 3 bedroom need and £60,000 for a 4 bedroom need or more
  • have capital of less than £50,000
  • not have any unspent fraud convictions

Once your application has been assessed and if you are accepted onto the register, you will be able to bid on properties you’re interested in.

No money is exchanged.

To join Swale’s housing register, you must qualify as having a housing need in accordance to our allocations policy.

You must also have a housing need under our allocations policy, which is one of the following:

  • Overcrowded and needing at least one more bedroom.
  • The need to move due to medical reasons or for welfare reasons.
  • More detailed information can be found in our allocations policy. Housing allocations policy

Joining the housing register doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a home.

If you qualify for the register, you’ll be placed in the priority housing band which the matches your housing need. This is based on your current circumstances.

If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, it is unlikely to increase your priority housing banding.

If you think you’re are going to be homeless, please visit the Kent Homechoice website and complete an enquiry form.

You will need to complete a pre-  assessment to ensure you meet the criteria above before you can proceed to the application form. Even if you do not meet the criteria of the pre-assessment, you will be able to proceed to complete an application for further assessment.

Once you’ve submitted your application you may be asked to provide further information, including proof of:

  • ID, for example driving licence or birth certificate
  • income and address
  • medical issues

Once we have received all the relevant information, the wait time for your application to be assessed is approximately 28 days.

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