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Housing Register

Join the register

You may be able to join the housing register if you qualify and have a housing need listed in our policy.

To qualify you need to:

  • have lived in Swale for the last 2 years, although there are exemptions including if you’re employed in Swale or a member of the Armed Forces
  • not have any rent arrears, although we maybe able to consider your application if you have an acceptable repayment plan
  • 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

A housing need includes being overcrowded where you are living now or needing to move due to medical or welfare grounds.

More detailed information can be found in our allocations policy.

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

If you’re homeless or about to be made homeless, you should visit our homelessness advice page instead.

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

After you’ve joined

Once you’ve joined the housing register, you’ll need to find a home that suits your needs and bid on it through your Kent Homechoice account.

Swale Borough Council does not own any properties so all of the properties advertised are social housing owned by housing associations.

If your bid is successful, you’ll be invited to view the property by the housing association.

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