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Housing register

We are responsible for maintaining the housing register on behalf of the council and its partner registered social landlords.

What the service is for:

The housing register allows us to register your application for social housing and assess your housing need. It is maintained in accordance with the policies set out in the allocation scheme.

Cherwell District Council's Allocation Scheme sets out in detail who is and who is not eligible or qualified under the scheme and how this assessment is made. It also sets out how applicants can apply for and access housing and what service standards an applicant can expect.

How you can access the service:

If you want to be on the housing register you will have to complete an application form. You can request a form by:

  • letter,
  • telephone,
  • email or fax,
  • downloading and printing the Homeseekers Application Form on the right.

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to the housing register. There are special rules if you are aged 16 or 17.

Details required:

Documentary proof will be requested.  This can include:

  • proof of address
  • proof of identity
  • residency of children
  • right to remain in this country
  • local connection with Cherwell district
  • threat of legal proceedings (Notice to quit)
  • two months' recent bank statement for all adults including in the application

This list is not exhaustive. We will only request relevant documentation.

How long will it take?

We aim to process your application within 20 working days if all the information is provided. Where we have to carry out more extensive investigation the process may take longer, but we will keep you informed.

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