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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 46429 The Barley Lea (Whitefriars) 20/07/17 - 25/07/17 withdrawn as notice rescinded (noted 20/07/17)

Property ref 46308 Westmorland Road (Whitefriars) 29/06/17 - 04/07/17 withdrawn as notice has been rescinded (noted 17/07/17)

Property ref 46379 Fred Lee Grove (Whitefriars) 13/07/17 - 18/07/17 withdrawn as tenant has rescinded notice (noted 17/07/17)

Property ref 46272 Pioneer House (Whitefriars) 22/06/17 - 27/06/17 duplicate advert (noted 17.07.17)

Property Ref 46370 Longfield House (Whitefriars) 06/07/17 - 11/07/17 withdrawn notice recinded (noted 12/07/17)

Property ref 46265 Dean Street (Midland Heart) 22/06/17 - 27/06/17 withdrawn as advertised in error (noted 28/06/17)

Property ref 46247 Mercia House (Whitefriars) 15/06/17 - 20/06/17 withdrawn no longer available (noted 21/06/17)

Property ref 46254 Victory Road (Whitefriars) 15/06/17 - 20/06/17  withdrawn as no longer available (noted 20/06/17)

Property ref 46116 William Sheridan House (Whitefriars) 18/05/17 - 23/05/17 withdrawn as no longer available (noted 16/06/17)

Property ref 46209 Thistley Fields (whitefriars) 08/06/17 - 13/06/17 withdrawn as advertised in error (noted 13/06/17)

property ref 46211 Ribbon House (Whitefriars) 08/06/17 - 13/06/17 withdrawn as advertised in error (noted 13/06/17)

Property ref 46180 Kegworth Close (Whitefriars) 08/06/17 - 13/06/17 withdwn as notice has been rescinded (noted 12/06/17)

Property ref 46081 Bruce Road (Whitefriars) 11/05/17 - 16/05/17 withdrawn as no longer available (noted 02/06/17)

Property ref 46102 Rosemont Close (Whitefriars) 11/05/17 - 16/05/17 duplicate advertisement (noted 25.5.17)

Property ref 46104 Jamescroft (Whitefriars) advertised 11/05/17 - 16/05/17 has been deleted as property had been advertised in error (noted 24/05/17)

Property ref 46120 Mary Slessor Street (Whitefriars) advertised 18/05/17 - 23/05/17 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 23/05/17)

Property ref 46031 Vincent Wyles House (Whitefriars) advertised 04/05/17 - 09/05/17 has been withdrawn as it is no longer available (noted 23/05/17)

Property ref 46009 Heddle Grove (Whitefriars) advertised 04/05/17 - 09/05/17 has been deleted as it was advertised in error (noted 11/05/17)

Property ref 46029 Palm Tree Avenue (Whitefriars) advertised 04/05/17 - 09/05/17 has been deleted as it was advertised in error (noted 11/05/17)

 

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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