homes provides a free service to help you find a suitable home in the Bradford District.
ATTENTION – Since the 28th March Incommunities and other Housing Association homes in the Aire-Wharfe area allocate homes under a new system. The current Choice Based Lettings Scheme will no longer operate instead there will be two routes to applying for housing.
For the two routes to housing:
How the Property Shop works
Just like an estate agents, the Property Shop will display all available homes in the area and give details. The properties will be displayed as soon as they are ready for letting and most will be available on ‘a first come, first served’ basis.
You can get more information by visiting the Property Shop or by contacting tel: 01274 257880
To use the Property Shop we will need to know from you:
- the property you are interested in
- your name, address and date of birth
- if you have, or previously had an Incommunities tenancy
- if you have lived outside of the UK within the last five years
- who is moving with you
- if you have a connection with the area where the available property is
- if you are in work, seeking work or doing any voluntary work
- if you are able and ready to move
Customers wishing to apply for a home must provide proof of income ID, and household members who are to move with you so please bring this with you when visiting the office.
Managed Housing Allocations
If you are urgently looking for a home and fall into one or more of the categories below please contact us on and we will advise you on your options:
- you are homeless now or will be in the next 28 days
- you live in an overcrowded property at least two bedrooms short of your needs
- you live in what is assessed as unfit housing
- you live conditions which is having a serious impact on the health or welfare of someone in your household and urgently need to move
All current customers in priority band A or B of ‘homes’ have automatically been transferred to the new system and we will contact you as soon as a suitable property becomes available. Band A and Band B customers may also use the Property Shop.
If you are registered and in Band C or Band D you can now use the Property Shop.
The new service aims to ensure that available homes go to people most in housing need. The focus is on offering choice, wherever possible; however in some areas there are few available homes and a high demand.
We may decline to prioritise your application where there is no prospect of your being offered a property in high demand areas within a reasonable period of time, instead will discuss any other available option with you.
When you contact us we promise to give you up to date information on housing availability and waiting times so you can make your own informed choices.
Move to improve living scheme
If you live in a home which is too big for you and want to move to a smaller property please contact our ‘move to improve scheme‘ on tel: 01274 254010
Open Moves – homes offers a free service which can help you find a suitable home in the Bradford District. We can make it easier for you to apply for a wide range of housing options. This includes rented property, housing association homes and affordable home ownership.
The choice-based allocation system which assesses and matches every customers housing needs to one of four priority bands: A, B, C or D.
Details on the new policy and customer guide are now available to download in the allocations section of this website.
Weekly newsletter 20.06.12
You can now download and print a copy of the weekly newsletter to help you choose your next home by clicking here
PLEASE NOTE: you may not be eligible for all the properties advertised in this cycle so log into your homes account to see which properties you can bid for. You can do this by clicking on property search above.
All cycles will last for 6 days and will run from midnight on Tuesday’s until midnight the following Monday.
PLEASE NOTE: there are no properties advertised on a Tuesday due to system maintenance Please do not place a bid on a property if you do not wish to live there: When searching for a home, please check the full details on adverts and ONLY place bids for properties that you wish to be considered for.
PLEASE NOTE: Refusals of 3 offers of accommodation may result in your application being suspended.
It is not necessary to place bids to keep your application active. On the anniversary of your original application date , you will receive a renewal letter or text. Please respond promptly to let us know if you wish to keep your application active.