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New properties soon to be available at Martindale Road, Warners End

Published: Friday 31 July 2020
New properties soon to be available at Martindale Road, Warners End

You will soon be able to bid on the new council properties in Warners End – Martindale Road. , which is nearing completion. The development is made up of:

15 one bedroom flats

4 two bedroom flats

15 x 2 bed houses

10 x 3 bed houses

Advertising on these properties will start in the next week so check your account on a regular basis so you do not miss the opportunity to bid on a property you may be eligible for.

Please note that advertising and allocation of these properties will be completed in line with a defined local lettings plan which can be viewed below.  This is to ensure that properties are allocated fairly between all applicant types, encourage diversity of the tenant group and to ensure that there is a measured demand on the communal spaces. 

Things to be aware of:

  • The flats share communal outdoor space and bin store facilities, the properties DO NOT have private outside space.

  • Parking is available for the flats but is not allocated.

  • The flats DO NOT have a lift.

  • Gas central heating in all properties

  • Gas and electric cooking facilities

  • Parking for each house is 2 spaces next to or near the property – successful applicants will be given a conveyancing drawing to show boundaries and parking spaces.

     

If you are shortlisted for one of these, the Council’s Allocations Team will contact you.

 

 

 

Local Lettings Plan

The Martindale Road development is comprised of 44 Properties comprising of houses and flats.

 

These properties are broken down as follows;

 

15 x one bedroom flats

4 x two bedroom flats

15 x two bedroom houses

10 x 3 bedroom houses

 

3 of the above two bedroom properties mentioned are fully adapted, 2 x two bedroom houses and 1 two bedroom flat.  These are excluded from the local lettings plan as they will be allocated from the specified adapted waiting list. 

 

The remaining 41 properties will be allocated out in the following way;

 

  • 30% of allocations will be made to homeless applicants where full duty has been accepted. (12 properties)
  • The remaining 70% of properties will be let to Home seeker and Transfer applicants in an even split where possible. (29 properties)

 

One bedroom properties - 15

 

25% (3-4 properties) will be let to couples (Homeless nominations will be included in this)

 

25% of properties (3-4 properties) will be let to households where applicants are aged 25 or over (Homeless nominations included in this)

 

 

Two bedroom properties - 16

 

50% of two bed properties (8 properties) will be let to households with at least one child.

 

Three bedroom properties - 10

 

50% of three bed properties (5 properties) will be let to households with at least two children.


New properties soon to be available at Magenta Court, Apsley

Published: Friday 17 July 2020
New properties soon to be available at Magenta Court, Apsley

You will soon be able to bid on the new council properties in Apsley – Magenta Court. , which is nearing completion. The development is made up of:

12 one bedroom flats

17 two bedroom flats

Advertising on these properties will start in the next few days so check your account on a regular basis so you do not miss the opportunity to bid on a property you may be eligible for.

Please note that advertising and allocation of these properties will be completed in line with a defined local lettings plan which can be viewed below.  This is to ensure that properties are allocated fairly between all applicant types, encourage diversity of the tenant group and to ensure that there is a measured demand on the communal spaces. 

Things to be aware of:

  • All of the properties share communal outdoor space, the properties DO NOT have private outside space.

  • Parking is available but is not allocated.

  • The development is made up of four blocks.Not all blocks have a lift so please pay close attention to the advert information for each flat.

  • The properties share communal bin facilities.

     

     

If you are shortlisted for one of these, the Council’s Allocations Team will contact you.

 

 

 

 

 

Local Lettings Plan

The Magenta Court development is comprised of 29 flats across two blocks.

 

5 properties within this development are fully adapted, 3 x two bedroom and 2 x one bedroom these are excluded from the local lettings plan as they will be allocated from the specified adapted waiting list. 

 

The remaining 24 properties will be allocated out in the following way;

 

  • 30% of allocations will be made to homeless applicants where full duty has been accepted. (7 properties)
  • The remaining 70% of properties will be let to Homeseeker and Transfer applicants in an even split where possible. (17 properties)

 

 

One bedroom properties – 10

 

25% (2-3 properties) will be let to couples (Homeless nominations will be included in this)

 

25% of properties (2 – 3 properties) will be let to households where applicants are aged 25 or over (Homeless nominations included in this)

 

 

Two bedroom properties - 14

 

50% of two bed properties (7 properties) will be let to households where all children are aged 5 years or over. If there is insufficient demand the age limit will be dropped to 3 years old (Homeless nominations would be included in this)


Minor amendments to Dacorum Borough Council’s Housing Allocation Policy

Published: Monday 20 January 2020

Following a report agreed by the Portfolio Holder for Housing recently there have been some minor amendments to Dacorum Borough Councils Allocation Policy.  The amendments are summarised below.

  • The Council has made a commitment to increase accessibility to sheltered accommodation and allows applicants aged 60+ who own their own property, to bid for accommodation on the register. However with housing need growing, it is important that properties are allocated to those without the means to secure themselves suitable alternative housing. Section 2.5 of the Policy has been amended to confirm that supported housing applicants will be exempt from the financial means criteria if it is evident that their financial means is £250,000 or less. Previously, this was £100,000.
  • section 3.3 of the policy has been amended to confirm that as with all offers made by Dacorum Borough Council, applicants who are made a direct offer of accommodation will only receive one offer of accomodation.

 

The amended Housng Allocations Policy is available in the Information section above under 'Housing Strategies and Policies'.  If these changes may affect you or you would like to discuss your application please contact the Council by email Housingneeds.mailbox@dacorum.gov.uk or telephone 01442 228000 and asking for ‘Housing Options’.


New Hightown Housing Association development - Peregrine Close, Hemel Hempstead

Published: Tuesday 8 October 2019

 

 

You will soon be able to bid on the new Hightown Housing Assocation development - Peregrine Close, Hemel Hempstead, which is nearing completion.  The development is made up of four blocks in total, 2 of which will be available to applicants on our housing register. 

This development has a play area in the centre of the development which is accessible to all residents.

Kestrel Court - a 8 floor block with lift available:

16 one bedroom flats

16 two bedroom flats

Eagle Court - a 3 floor block with NO lift:

8 one bedroom flats 

7 two bedroom flats.

 

Advertising on these properties will start in the next few days so check your account on a regular basis so you do not miss the opportunity to bid on a property you may be eligible for.

 

Please note that 4 weeks rent in advance is required  and additional criteria also applies for some properties.

Please pay close attention to the information included on the adverts.

Things to be aware of:

  • One parking space is available per flat but it is not allocated.
  • Each block has its own communal bin facilities.
  • Kestrel court has a lift and a buggy store.
  • Eagle court does not have a lift or a buggy store.
  • Shared outdoor space.

 

If you are shortlisted for one of these, the Council's Allocations Team will contact you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Swing Gate Lane and High Street, Berkhamsted Development

Published: Wednesday 3 July 2019

You will soon be able to bid on the Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted Development – Corn Mill Court and High Street Berkhamsted, which is nearing completion. The development is made up of:

6 one bedroom flats

3 two bedroom flats

2 three bedroom houses

1 two bedroom house

Advertising on these properties will start later on today so check your account on a regular basis so you do not miss the opportunity to bid on a property you may be eligible for.

Please note that there are some unique features at this development so please pay close attention to the information included in the adverts. 

Things to be aware of:

  • All of the properties share communal outdoor space.The houses do NOT have their own gardens.

  • There is no outdoor storage space so push chairs, bikes etc. will need to be stored within the properties.

  • Parking is available but is not allocated.

  • There is no lift within this development.

  • Some of the properties have entrances from main High Street and some have access via an entrance at the back and will be statd on the advert.

  • The properties share communal bin facilities.

     

    If you are shortlisted for one of these, the Council’s Allocations Team will contact you.