Advice

Housing

Date: 22.11.17

If you are experiencing a housing issue and live in a social housing property contact your housing office initially to try and resolve the problem and report any issues.

Shelter provide a great deal of help and advice regarding housing and homelessness issues, including housing benefit, private renting, financial help and evictions. You can find advice and contact details on their website.

If you are facing the threat of homelessness contact or visit the Leeds Housing Options service as soon as possible.

Their contact details are:

Leeds Housing Options
1st Floor, 2 Great George Street,
Leeds,
LS2 8BA

Opening times:

08.30 to 16.00 Monday to Thursday, and 09.30 to 16.00 on Friday
Phone:  0113 222 4412

Bidding for a new home

If you are bidding for a new home and are concerned that you have been waiting a long time for a new property, there are many things you can do to increase your chances. We would always recommend that people ensure they are bidding on the correct type of properties, as bids on properties you are not eligible for will not be counted. Try to bid on as many suitable properties as possible during each bidding cycle and extend your area of choice where possible. Often, people concentrate their bids in specific high demand areas where properties do not become available as often, which means they will have to wait much longer to find a new property.

Always make sure the Local Authority know about any household circumstances which may change your priority, such as disabilities and mobility issues. Speak to the local authority if you are concerned about your bids or would like to explore further options.

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