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Welcome to Coventry Homefinder

 

Coventry Homefinder is changing,  We are making sure that the right people have the right home for their needs.

 The new scheme launches on 13 September 2021. If you have an existing Coventry Homefinder account, you need to re register for the new scheme now. If you meet the new criteria you will remain on the City's Housing Register once we have accessed your application.

Register here https://coventry.locatapro.org/choice/

 

New to Coventry Homefinder? You can register from 13 September 2021. Find out all you need to know here www.coventry.gov.uk/homefindersignup

The current bidding cycle closes at Midnight on 07 September 2021. When bidding re opens on 13th September 2021 you will need to be registered on the new scheme in order to place a bid.

 Across the City social housing is a valuable, but limited resource and demand for it from both individuals and families is greater than the number of homes available to rent.  To allocate this limited resource in a fair and transparent way, all Local Authorities must have a housing allocation scheme that describes the priorities and procedures for allocating homes. 

Please see below the current wait times for properties in the City 2020/2021 and the properties that were advertised on Coventry Homefinder during the same period.

Property size

Average 'waiting' time

Studio

445 days

Approx. 1 year 2/3 months

One bedroom

451 days

Approx. 1 year 3 months

Two bedrooms

378 days

Approx. 1 year 

Three bedrooms

531 days

Approx. 1 year 5/6 months

Four bedrooms

874 days

Approx. 2 years 5 months

Average for all properties

442 days

Approx. 1 year 2 months

 

Property size

Number available in 2020/21

Percentage

Studio

110

10%

One bedroom

417

37%

Two bedrooms

424

37%

Three bedrooms

166

15%

Four bedrooms

16

1%

Total

1133

100%

 

The Council has approved a new allocation scheme.  A summary of Coventry City Council's Housing Allocation Scheme, the banding table and eligibility criteria can be seen at www.coventry.gov.uk/homefindersignup . The introduction of the new scheme means that everybody who already has a Homefinder account will need to re-apply in order to have their housing needs re-assessed. 

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018 as a result we have developed our Privacy Notice for the new Prevention service. For more information click here.  For information shared with Local Government see here.

We also share information with the Cabinet office (who are a government department),  for the purposes of a data matching exercise called the National Fraud Initiative. The purpose of the exercise is to detect fraud and error. The Council is legally required to participate in this exercise.  More information on the National Fraud Initiative can be found here http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/11/strategies_plans_and_policies/473/data_matching_and_the_national_fraud_initiative

 

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

 
 

 

 


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 if you have an email address on your application you will receive a reminder on the first day of the renewal process. Notification will show on your account when you log onto it as a pink box across the page with the link to the renewal pages.

As of 14th July 2021 if you receive a renewal notification you will not need to take any action to complete the renewal. Any changes you need to make can be done through the My Social Housing section of your application.

please note that if you are using a smart phone you will be unable to see the renewal notice on your account. You will receive an email advising your renewal is due to the email address we hold on your account. Please ensure all contact details are up to date



Changes to Advertised Properties

All properties at Rafferty Adams Way have been withdrawn by Orbit  Housing due to a delay in handover by the developer.

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


Midland Heart

Homes Direct

 Midland Heart were no longer adverting their homes on Homes Direct. They have launched a new website homes.midlandheart.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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