Apply to join the housing register

The Housing Register enables us to register your application for social housing and assess your housing need. It is maintained in accordance with our Allocation Scheme.

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

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

We will only request relevant documentation.

We aim to process your application within 20 working days. The process may take longer if we have to carry out more detailed investigation.

Please read the documentation and fill out the Homeseekers application form below.

Apply to be on the Housing Register

If you have received confirmation of your successful application to the Housing Register, you can start applying for properties.