Homesearch (Join the waiting list)
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Housing Waiting List
In November 2012, we approved our Homesearch allocation scheme and tenancy strategy.
The updated Homesearch policy gives the council greater local control over who is eligible to appear on the housing waiting list. Key items include removing applicants who have no connection to the New Forest and removing those who are considered unsuitable to be a tenant due to anti-social behaviour.
The tenancy strategy sets out the council's approach to what type of tenancies are offered to housing applicants. New tenants will be offered a one-year introductory tenancy followed by a fixed-term tenancy (normally for a period of five years) rather than a lifetime tenancy, ensuring that the council can make best use of available housing stock by tackling under-occupation and by encouraging tenants to explore other housing options if they have the resources to do so.
Elderly and vulnerable people and existing tenants will retain their lifetime security of tenure.
In order to join the Homesearch waiting list you will need to print off an application form which can be found below and return it to the council.