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Welcome to Coventry Homefinder

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The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and will use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It will also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds and will use it for comparison across the Council and with external organisations for the prevention and the detection of fraud.For further information on data matching exercises, see www.coventry.gov.uk/datamatchingandnfi

Our address is:
Housing Options
Customer Service Centre
Broadgate
Coventry, CV1 1FS 

Please note: The bidding cycle starts on a Thursday and ends on the following Tuesday at midnight.

Properties are not advertised on Wednesday and you are not able to place a bid on a Wednesday.

Bidding cycle 16/02/17 - 21/02/17 Please note that the adverts 45554, 45565, 45566, 45667 and 45568 were set incorrectly, however this has now been rectified.

If you have placed a bid for the properties but would not be eligible for it, your bid will be 'skipped'

Thank you. Noted 16/02/17


Local Lettings Plan

LETTINGS PLAN - Collier Place, Woodway Lane, Coventry, CV2 2ND and Bonneville Place, Thimbler Road, Coventry, CV4 8FN -  2 bedroom flats and 2 bedroom bungalows.

Click here for more details.


Applying for a priority band

Coventry Homefinder now have a new on-line tool for you to apply for a priority band.  To apply click here


Coventry Homefinder Policy

If you are in a priority band, you will have received a letter explaining any changes to your application. This will also show your 'effective date' - the date that you applied for priority banding. This will be used to prioritise shortlists and ensure that households who have been in housing need for the longest get prioritised first.

A summary guide to the new policy is available here.

The full policy is available to read here.

The reports which went to Cabinet are available to read here.


Informing Coventry Homefinder of changes to your contact details or circumstances

If your details or circumstances are incorrect you must make these changes to your application yourself.

  • Go to Login/My Account . Log in to your Homefinder account and insert the changes in the relevant sections. 
  • Submit the changes by scrolling through all 9 pages of the registration form and clicking 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form

The Coventry Homefinder Team are unable to validate these changes unless you have clicked submit at the end of the registration form. 

Please be advised that the Coventry Homefinder Team will not be responding to any messages received regarding changes to customer details (emailed or through your online account messaging facility).  All changes must be submitted through your online account as detailed above.

Annual Renewal of your Homefinder Registration

All registrations will be reviewed annually, on the anniversary of your application, through a message sent to your account. To review your application you must:

  • Go to Login/My Account . Log in to your homefinder registration by inserting your registration number and memorable date in the fields requested and check the details that are on your account to ensure that they are correct.  It is vital that your account holds the correct details to contact you; and that the members of your household included in your application are correct.

  • Submit any changes that you have made by scrolling through all 9 pages of the registration form and clicking 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form

  • If you do not need to make any changes to your registration form it is still essential that you check through all 9 pages and click 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form for your renewal to be validated. 

If  you do not submit your registration at your annual review your Homefinder account will be CLOSED after 125 days. If your account is closed you will need to re-register and will lose any benefit of your previous registration date.

We recommend that you log in to your account at least every 6 weeks to check for online messages.  The risk of not checking your online account could result in you missing the annual renewal message and your application being closed. 

Housing Benefit Changes

Changes have been made to the way that Housing Benefit is calculated. For up to date information on all the changes to the benefits system, including a 'bedroom calculator' to see if you are under-occupying if you currently live in a social home, please click here: Benefits News


Changes to Advertised Properties

Property Ref 46979 Houldsworth Crescent (Orbit) 09.11.17 - 14.11.17 withdrawn for emergency move (noted 15.11.17)

Property Ref 46896 Ribbon House (Whitefriars) 26.10.17 - 31.10.17 tenat withdrawn notice (noted 15.11.17)

Property Ref 46965 Henry Boteler Road (Whitefriars) 09.11.17 - 14.11.17 tenant has withdrawn notice (noted 10.11.17)

Property Ref 42292 St Thomas Road (Whitefriars) 26.10.17 - 31.10.17 tenant withdrawn notice (noted 06.11.17)

Property Ref 46892 Fretton Close (Whitefriars) 26.10.17 - 31.10.17 tenant withdrawn notice (noted 3.11.17)

Property Ref 46775 Falkener House (Whitefriars) 12.10.17 - 17.10.2017 withdrawn for emergency move (noted 31.10.17)

Property Ref 46769 Sadler Road (Whitefriars) 28.09.17 - 03.10.17 withdrawn for emergency move (noted 31.10.17)

Property Ref 46890 Vincent Wyles House (Whitefriars) 26.10.17 - 31.10.17 notice rescinded by tenant (noted 30.10.17)

Property Ref 46713 William Sheridan House (Whitefriars) 21.09.17 - 26.09.17 deleted by Whitefriars for a decant move (noted 18.10.17)

Property Ref 46811 Taunton Way (Whitefriars) 12.10.17 - 17.10.17 tenant has rescinded the notice (noted 17.10.17)

Property Ref 46643 Paul Stacey House (Whitefriars) 07.09.17 - 12.09.17 withdrawn advertised in error (noted 16.10.17)

Property Ref 46753 Paul Stacey House (Whitefriars) 28.09.17 - 03.10.17 withdrawn advertised in error (noted 16.10.17)

Property Ref 46601 Three Spires Avenue (Whitefriars) 31.08.17 - 05.09.17 withdrawn by landlord for emergency move (noted 16.10.17)

Property Ref 46686 Roselands Avenue (Whitefriars) 14.09.17 - 19.09.17 withdrawn tenant rescinded notice (noted 10.10.17)

Property Ref 46699 Barker Butts Lane (Whitefriars) 21.09.17 - 26.09.17 withdrawn for emergency move (noted 10.10.17)

Property Ref 46697 Queen Marys Road (Orbit) 14.09.17 -19.09.17 withdrawn advertised in error (noted 10.10.17)

Property Ref 46730 Thistley Fields (Whitefriars) 21.09.17 - 26.09.2017 withdrawn as tenant rescinded notice (noted 05.10.17)

Property Ref 46686 Roselands Avenue (Whitefriars) 14.09.17 - 19.09.17 withdrawn due to tenant rescinded the notice (noted 04.10.17)

Property Ref 46649 Overberry Close (Whitefriars) 07.09.17 - 12.09.17 withdrawn as notice rescinded (noted 15.09.17)

Property Ref 46657 Budbrooke Close (Orbit) 07/09/17 - 12/09/17 withdrawn advertised in error (noted 11/09/17)

 

 

For details of previous changes to advertised properties please click this link. Previously Advertised


Midland Heart - Homes Direct

Midland Heart operate a West Midlands choice based lettings scheme called Homes Direct. You can apply at www.homesdirect.org.uk


Mutual Exchange

Coventry Homefinder does not operate a Mutual Exchange system.  

There is a national organisation who operate a Mutual Exchange Scheme known as Homeswapper and this can be accessed through their website www.homeswapper.co.uk.  Many of the partner Housing Associations are members of this organisation and existing tenants can participate in the Scheme free of charge.   If your Landlord is not a member of the Scheme there will be a small charge to register.

West Midlands Making Best Use of Stock (WMBUS) is a partnership of local authorities and registered providers in the West Midlands who work together to develop joint approaches to make best use of housing stock. Information relating to WMBUS can be found at www.wmbus.org.

One of the new services offered by WMBUS is a mutual exchange scheme that is free to use for tenants of the partner registered providers.  Details of the scheme can be found by clicking Lets Swap


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