How to apply

The easiest way to apply is to complete the online application form. To do this please click the ‘Register’ link in the top right hand corner of this website. 

In order to complete the application form, you will need to provide the date of birth, national insurance number, income and saving details for you and anyone who will live with you. 

You also need to provide a five year address history, including landlord details.

You will also need to provide evidence of your name, address and National Insurance number. You can upload this evidence as you complete your application. One document from either HM Revenue & Customs (e.g. about your tax code etc.) or the Department of Work & Pensions (e.g. about benefits that you are entitled to) can be submitted to confirm your name, address and national insurance number. Please see Application Evidence.

If you have the above information, the application form should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. You can stop and save the data at any time if needed. 

Once started you must complete and submit your application within 28 days. Any incomplete application forms will be cancelled after this time

Once you submit your online application and provide the required evidence the local authority managing your application will assess and activate your application. We aim to review your application and notify you in 21 days once you have provided all of the required information. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is kept up to date, for example because you have a new phone number or email address, have moved home or have had a child. The easiest way to do this is to login to Homefinder Somerset website and update your application. If you fail to keep your application updated you may miss out on properties.