**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BIDS CANNOT BE PLACED ON A MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT ANY TIME** - Properties advertised via the Homefinder Somerset Scheme are advertised in 'Letting Cycles'. These are weekly cycles that start on a Wednesday 12.01am and close the following Sunday at 11.59pm. Applicants will be able to bid and search for properties at anytime during this cycle. The cycle is then closed on Monday and Tuesday for processing any bids made.
Welcome to Homefinder Somerset - this is now the way of finding a home to rent within Somerset that lets you select the homes you would like to be considered for.
We are a partnership of local authorities and housing associations working together to make the process of finding a home simple and transparent for all applicants looking for housing in Somerset. If you are looking for social housing anywhere in Somerset you only have to complete one application form and your needs will be assessed against the same clear set of criteria no matter where you live. You will then be able to use our Choice Based Lettings service to apply for homes that you are interested in. Almost anyone can apply to join the scheme including existing tenants who would like to transfer.
**Homefinder Somerset Policy Changes**
Following a consultation earlier this year the five partner Local Authorities have agreed changes to the Homefinder Somerset policy. Some of these changes will come into effect on Monday 10 October 2016. The changes include the removal of two banding criteria - Gold for under-occupation and Silver for children in flats.
Applicants affected by these changes will receive a letter asking them to log in to the system and update their application so that Local Authority partners can re-assess their application. It is important that applicants affected by these changes ensure that there application is up to date to enable us to place you in the correct band.
Using this website you will be able to:
We have a selection of properties that are immediately available for tenants. You can contact landlords directly about these properties using the details provided.
Care & Support Services in Somerset
Visit Somerset Choices for information on all of the care and support services that are available across the county.
• Do you know of anyone who is claiming benefits but doing undeclared work, or claiming to live alone when someone is living with them?
HOUSING TENANCY FRAUD
• Do you know someone who has a Council or Housing Association property and isn’t living in it, or is renting it to someone else without permission? These properties could be used for the thousands of people on the housing waiting list in genuine need of somewhere to
COUNCIL TAX FRAUD
• Are you aware of someone who is claiming a Council Tax discount on the basis that they live alone, are a student or that the property is empty when it is not?
HOUSING APPLICATION FRAUD
• Has someone told you they have given false information on their Homefinder Somerset housing application to get a home with a Council or Housing Association?
You can also see information on the new developments of housing that landlords will have available soon.
In addition you can find information on the following Housing Options and issues:
You can find details of the Homefinder Somerset Allocations Policy here.
Click How to Contact Us for contact details and opening hours.
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