Join the housing register

The district council does not own any houses. All social housing is owned by Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations). The council is responsible for maintaining a housing register for all those in housing need and manages this register in accordance with the Housing Allocations Policy (343.8 KB) PDF .

When registering a housing application we will require documentary proof from you which will include:

  • Proof of ID for all members of the household
  • Proof of child benefit if applicable
  • Passport
  • Notice to leave your accommodation

This list is not complete so we may request more relevant documentation.

Being accepted and registered onto the housing register will not guarantee you will be offered a social tenancy. This is because there is a high demand of households wanting social housing and currently a lack of vacancies arising to meet this demand. You should also look at all other housing options to help resolve your housing difficulties. For information on other options, see Finding a home.

If you are a current housing association tenant and want to downsize or move to another area you can apply to transfer through the council's housing register. However, the quickest option to facilitate a move is through www.homeswapper.co.uk

If you are experiencing difficulties in your current tenancy due to arrears or because it needs adapting to meet your physical needs, see Staying in your home

You can apply to join the housing register on our South Oxfordshire Home Choice This link will take you to an external website... website. After you have joined the register you can bid for homes that are listed on the site. Because there are more people on the housing register than there are homes available, the housing register is split up into different priority groups. People that are in the most need of a home are given priority - read our housing allocations policy (343.8 KB) PDF for more information.

See the following links for more information:

To find out more about how to apply for housing, contact the housing needs team.

Last reviewed: 02 - 12 - 2015

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