Re-Registration Form

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Closes 1 Apr 2022

Guidance Notes

Question 1: Your application reference number is available on the front page of the letter containing your current waiting list details which was sent to you.

 

Question 3: A short description of each of the housing tenures is available below:

Low Cost Home Ownership

  • This is a type of housing tenure which allows buyers who meet specific criteria to purchase a property at lower than market value. This can help people on low or moderate income buy a home who can't pay the full price. Usually, but not always, this would mean that the buyer purchases a majority equity stake in the property (e.g. 60%-90%) and the developer, or public body would retain a minority equity stake in the property.

Self-Build

  • This allows prospective homeowners buy a plot of land and build their own property. Usually, the prospective homeowner would project manage the building of the property by contractors -   this does not mean you have to do all the physical work yourself.

Housing Association Rent

  • This is a form of social rented accommodation, similar to Council housing. Housing Associations can be nationally or locally based and are run by committees of volunteers. Day to day operations is managed by professional staff.

Mid-Market Rent

  • Mid-market rent is generally for working households who don't qualify or are not a priority for social rented accommodation but cannot afford to buy their own property or rent on the open market.

Shared Ownership

  • This allows the household to buy a percentage equity share in a property and to pay rent on the remainder usually to a local authority or housing association.

Rent to Buy

  • Rent to Buy gives you the chance to rent a home whilst saving to buy the property after a period of time.

 

Property types guidance notes:

•Tenement flat – this means there is a shared front access to the building.

•Other Flat/Maisonette – this means you live in a flat that is on two levels and has stairs. If you live in a maisonette you will get to your home by an outside stairway or entrance.

•Bungalow – this is a single-storey property.

•Sheltered housing – self-contained flats for elderly people (60+) that includes a level of support, such as an emergency alarm service and a warden service. (A warden would, for example, check on residents every day to check they are safe. They may also arrange for repairs to be carried out or organise medical appointments).

•Main-door flat – this means you live in a property that is separated into four self- contained flats and you can get to your flat from the street through your own front door.

•Cottage or house – this is a two-storey property, usually semi-detached or terraced.

•Very Sheltered Housing –Sheltered Housing, but with additional supports such as meal service, etc.

When inserting a date please do so in format of day-month-year in the form of (DD/MM/YYYY) for example 2nd January 2020 would be (02/01/2020).

When inserting an ethnic group please refer to the list below:

Which best describes your ethnic group and background?

White

Scottish

English

Irish

Welsh

Gypsy or Traveller

Polish

Other White (please describe).

 

African

African, African Scottish or African British

Other African (please describe).

 

Asian

Bangladeshi, Bangladeshi Scottish or Bangladeshi British

Chinese, Chinese Scottish or Chinese British

Indian, Indian Scottish or Indian British

Pakistani, Pakistani Scottish or Pakistani British

Other Asian (please describe).

 

Black or Caribbean

Black, Black Scottish or Black British

Caribbean, Caribbean Scottish or Caribbean British

Other Black (please describe).

 

Mixed or multiple ethnic group (please describe).

 

Other ethnic group

Arab, Arab Scottish or Arab British

Other (please describe).

 

Unknown