West Norfolk Homechoice
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What is West Norfolk Homechoice?
With West Norfolk Homechoice you can apply to rent a home of your choice rather than having to wait for an offer that somebody else thinks is suitable for you.
The scheme is administered by Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk in partnership with Housing Associations in the area. All available properties are advertised weekly in the Lynn News and on this website.
For full details of the scheme please see the Guide to West Norfolk Homechoice Booklet (pdf 645Kb).
You must complete an application form (pdf 255Kb) and be accepted on the West Norfolk Housing Register to be able to bid for available properties.
Please note that although West Norfolk Homechoice is open to anybody, additional preference is given to those that have a local connection to the Borough. Existing residents of more than 12 months and those that have lived in West Norfolk for at least 3 out of the last 5 years are regarded as having a local connection.
Due to the high demand from those already resident in the area it is unlikely that we will be able to assist you with family-type accommodation if you do not have a local connection.
Customers seeking affordable home ownership through shared ownership and shared equity schemes should see the Guide to Low Cost Home Ownership (pdf 542Kb)
Available properties are now advertised on a weekly rather than a fortnightly basis.
You can now register bids for properties from Wednesday using this website, the automated telephone line or by text message.
All bids for advertised properties must be received by 12 noon on the Monday following them becoming available.
Important Changes to Housing Benefit (pdf 38Kb)
Rent Charges on Wherry Homes (pdf 955Kb)
What is HomeBuy?
Orbit will process your Homebuy application to determine your eligibility for the HomeBuy schemes.
If you are eligible, they will keep your details on a central register and make them available to Housing Associations that have homes available in the West Norfolk area.
Please visit the Orbit HomeBuy Agents website and download the on-line application form or call them on 03458 50 20 50 and they will send you an information pack and application form.
For the latest availability of both new homes and resale properties please check the property search facility on Orbit HomeBuy Agents website or see the brochure ‘Affordable homes available in Norfolk and Suffolk’ which can be obtained from the Council’s offices.
Intermediate rent 2 bed first floor flat available at Dodmans Close, King’s Lynn – Broadland Housing Association
Property includes parking space, carpets, shower over bath, cycle store and renewable energy - either solar panels or photo voltaics to assist with heating hot water or electric costs. Rent £441.25 per month.
Applicants need to be registered with Orbit First Step, will be subject to a financial assessment and must not be in receipt of Housing Benefit or earning more than £65000.00.
Preference will be given to applicants registered with West Norfolk Homechoice. £250 damage deposit will be required. Please contact Broadland Housing on 01603 750267 for more details
For new homes provided by a Housing Association on a Rural Housing Exception site, preference is given to those that have a strong local connection to the particular village or parish. Please click on the links below to see the local connection criteria for each site.
Boundary Close, Hockwold (pdf 10Kb)
Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe (pdf 10Kb)
Cherry Tree Road, Snettisham (pdf 10Kb)
Church Road, Clenchwarton (pdf 10Kb)
Crofts Close, Burnham Market (pdf 10Kb)
Dalegate Lane, Burnham Deepdale (pdf 9Kb)
Edinburgh Cottages, West Newton (pdf 8Kb)
Edmund Moundeford Road, Feltwell (pdf 9Kb)
Furlong Road, Stoke Ferry (pdf 11Kb)
Hall Farm, Back Street, Gayton (pdf 12Kb)
Jarvie Close, Sedgeford (pdf 9Kb)
Jewels Close, Bellamy Lane, Burnham Market (pdf 11Kb)
Lamsey Lane, Heacham (pdf 9Kb)
Leicester Road, South Creake (pdf 10Kb)
Millers Place, Harpley (pdf 10Kb)
Old Bedford Row, Welney (pdf 11Kb)
Roosters Close, Snettisham (pdf 10Kb)
Saxon Field, Brancaster (pdf 9.18Kb)
School Road, East Rudham (pdf 10Kb)
Shammer Close, Docking (pdf 10Kb)
Sutton Road, Terrington St Clement (pdf 11Kb)
Upcher Close, Feltwell (pdf 13Kb)
Woodgate Way, Docking (pdf 28Kb)
If you are currently a Housing Association tenant, you may wish to consider a mutual exchange (swap) of tenancies. You should contact your own landlord for more information.
Tenants of Broadland Housing Association, Freebridge Community Housing, Guinness Trust, Minster General Housing, Orbit, Peddars Way and Wherry may register at the House Exchange Website.
Employment, Training, Benefits and Money Advice Information
Are you seeking work and training opportunities?
If you are seeking work employment and training opportunities across the local or wider region the following websites may be useful in offering further help and information.
Job search - Use this link to search Jobcentre Plus to find out about jobs and claiming benefits which you may be entitled to. Also search for training, career information, voluntary work and childcare providers across this or any area of the UK.
Benefits advisor - Do you need help, advice or information about benefits? Use this link to answer questions online about your savings, income and outgoings, to get benefit advice, for you/your family or for someone else. You will not be asked for your name or address.
Find your way back to work - If you need tips on applying for jobs and interviews or want to develop your skills, you’ll find a range of support and advice using this link to the Directgov website.
Redundancy and leaving your job - Are you threatened with redundancy or dismissal? Do you need access to information which will help you to reach a decision about redundancy or dismissal? Then use this link to access a range of useful information which may help and guide you.
Managing debt - Do you need help, advice or information to help you manage yours debts? Use this link to find out more.
Learning Works – Can learning work for you? Develop your skills and employability. NVQs, IT, Maths and English. Free information, advice and guidance.
If you have any further queries regarding the West Norfolk Homechoice scheme then please do not hesitate to contact us on: 01553 616200.
West Norfolk Homechoice
Environmental Health & Housing
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
Last updated: 01 May 2013
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Related Documents and Forms
Guide to West Norfolk Homechoice Booklet (pdf 645Kb)
Guide to Low Cost Home Ownership (pdf 542Kb)
Low Cost Home Ownership Application (pdf 569Kb)
Special Needs Assessment (pdf 500Kb)
Change of Circumstances (pdf 28.6Kb)
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