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 Please note: The bidding cycle starts on a Thursday and ends on a Tuesday each week. You are not able to place bids on Wednesdays.


Changes to Benefits - including Housing Benefit - April 2013

From April 2013 there will be some important changes made to Housing Benefit that may affect the way in which your housing benefit is calculated.  Click this link to find out more details. Housing Benefit Changes April 2013

For up to date information on all the planned 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


Informing Coventry Homefinder of changes to your 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 registration by inserting your registration number and memorable date in the fields requested 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

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

Please be advised that Coventry Homefinder will not be responding to any messages (emailed or through your online account messaging facility) received regarding changes to customer details.  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 scroll through all 9 pages and click 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form for your renewal to be validated. 

  • If  you don't 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.

In order that you are able to ensure your account is fully up to date Coventry Homefinder 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 your application being closed.    


Coventry Homefinder has changed

From 24th November 2011 the Coventry Homefinder Service has changed.  Details of the main changes can be found by clicking this link: Changes to Coventry Homefinder


Changes to Advertised Properties

Property ref 37979 Ridgethorpe (Whitefriars) 17/04/14 - 22/04/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 22/04/14). 

Property ref 37755 Freehold Street (Whitefriars) 20/03/14 - 25/03/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 16/04/14). 

Property ref 37458 Falstaff Road (Whitefriars) 13/02/14 - 18/02/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 08/04/14).

Property ref 37816 William Batchelor House (Whitefriars) 27/03/14 - 01/04/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 08/04/14). 

Property ref 37666 Raphael Close (Whitefriars) 13/03/14 - 18/03/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 31/03/14).

Property ref 37673 Upper Ride (Whitefriars) 13/03/14 - 18/03/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 14/03/14).

Property ref 37467 Ireton Close (Guinness) 13/02/14 - 18/02/14 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 05/03/14).

  

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

Coventry Homefinder is a partnership between Coventry City Council and Housing Associations in Coventry. We aim to provide more choice and improved services to our customers.


 

Mutual Exchange

Coventry Homefinder do 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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