Types of Tenancies?
A Council home tenancy agreement is a legal contract between a Council tenant and Swindon Borough Council. It sets out the terms and conditions to which both tenants and the Council must keep. As from January 2015, the types of tenancies that you may be offered, depending on your circumstances, are set out below:
To view the guide click here
To view a copy of the different types of tenancy agreement click here
Animals / Pets in Swindon Borough Council Property
Please be advised that the rules around pets have been updated as part of the new flexible tenancy. Please see the tenancy agreement for the full clauses, however additional information about dogs and cats can be seen below: -
For more information please visit the individual Housing Association through the 'Partners' page
What is direct matching?
In some cases a property is not advertised as it has to be directly matched to an applicant. These are emergency cases or sometimes adapted properties.
I'm going to be homeless tonight and need help?
If you are homeless tonight or threatened with homelessness in the next 7 days, please contact The Housing Options Team on 01793 445503, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Council's Reception at Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon SN1 2JH
Are the properties furnished? Are carpets and appliances provided?
No, however in exceptional circumstances we may offer new tenants a furniture referral from charitable organisations (2nd hand), up to the maximum of £320. Please discuss this with the Lettings Officer at the viewing. Sheltered Housing Schemes, may supply some of these items.
How long will I have to wait to get a property?
It is difficult to quote a waiting time as this will depend on the interest we have in properties from applicants who are bidding and it will also depend on the number of vacancies we have. Please refer to the statistics that can be found on the Housing Register Waiting List page of this website.
How will I know what has happened to the properties advertised?
To see the statistics of properties that have been let, click here . You can find the information under the date that the property was originally advertised. Additionally this will provide you with a better idea of how popular a particular property type or area is, and how long you would normally have to wait. You can then decide whether to look for other types of property or areas where you may not have to wait as long.
I have received a review form/change of address letter. What happens if I do not return it?
If we have written to you asking for information to update your application details we require a response within 15 working days. Failure to do so will result in your application being cancelled.
Other Housing Options You May Like To Consider
What alternative options do I have? View your options