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Email: Housing Options

Tel: 023 8028 5234


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The opening times of our telephone line in the Housing Options team are:

Monday - Thursday08:45 - 17:15
Friday08:45 - 16:45


Application forms are not sent by post. If you wish to apply to join the waiting list you will need to adobe icon Download a copy of the Homesearch Housing waiting list application form [133kb] or collect a copy from one of our local offices.

Welcome to New Forest Homesearch. This is the waiting list and allocation scheme for our properties and those for housing associations in the New Forest area.

Download our adobe icon Tenancy Strategy [64kb] or see our policy for the adobe icon Homesearch 2 Allocation Scheme [516kb] for more details.

The waiting list policy gives us greater control over who can be on the list. Changes include removing applicants with no connection to the area. We have also removed those considered unsuitable due to anti-social behaviour.

The tenancy strategy shows our approach to the tenancies offered to applicants. New tenants will be offered fixed-term tenancies, usually for five years, rather than lifetime tenancies. This helps us make best use of our housing by tackling under-occupation and encouraging tenants to explore other housing options, if they have the resources to do so.

Elderly and vulnerable people and existing tenancies will retain their lifetime security of tenure.

If you have any questions about the policies, please email the Housing Options team.

Below are a number of links that may be of use. Please note we do not recommend any service or website.


Updated: 4 Sep 2018
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