Karbon Homes Local Lettings Policies

Local Letting Policy 1

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  • Lynwood House Development: 20 two bedroom apartments, for over 55s - some wheelchair adapted.

CRITERIA

  • To take into account rural or city centre related issues with regard to demand and affordability which would include a local connection.
  • The planning regulations for the redevelopment of Lynwood House included a covenant that the development would meet the needs of older persons from the local community.

For the purpose of allocations to meet the local area, the village boundaries of Lanchester, County Durham will be the initial catchment area

Thereafter, if no applicants with a local connection to Lanchester have bid, priority will be awarded to applicants currently resident in the former Derwentside District Council boundary area. If no further bids are received, the area will be widened to the County Durham boundary area.

If the Local Lettings Policy requires local connection the following criteria is in place:-

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area or; has left the area within the last 6 months and has lived for a continuous period of 12 months prior to either their date of application; or the date that they left the area

And/or

  • Currently resident outside of the area who supports or requires support from someone who has been resident in the area for at least 2 years

And/or

  • In continuous full or part time work in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • December 2013

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Local Letting Policy 2

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

Properties within the following area will be allocated via this Local Letting Policy:-

  • 12 new x two and three bedroom properties at College View, Esh Winning

CRITERIA

Properties within the specified area will be let in line with the following criteria:-

When an applicant or member of the applicant's household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant is;

  • Currently resident in the area or; has left the area within the last 6 months and has lived for a continuous period of 12 months prior to either their date of application; or the date that they left the area

And/or

  • Currently resident outside of the area who supports or requires support from someone who has been resident in the area for at least 2 years
  • In continuous full or part time work in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • April 2013

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