Homes for Bolton is now the place to access housing related services in Bolton. The new name is to make it easier for anyone wanting to rent in Bolton or for those who already rent, are a landlord or have their own property but who need housing advice or to access homeless services.
So Homes for Bolton will be the name to remember if you want to find a new home to rent from the Council or housing partners which includes Bolton at Home as well as other Housing Associations and Social Landlords. Whilst the name has changed the services remain the same - new properties will still be advertised weekly on the Find a Home pages on this website.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - HOUSEHOLD CRITERIA
To help deal with the impact of Welfare Reform Homes for Bolton partner landlords may restrict certain type and size of properties by household make-up.
The Housing Benefit criteria allow one bedroom for:
- every adult couple (married or unmarried)
- any other adult aged 16 or over
- any two children of the same sex aged under 16
- any two children aged under 10
- any other child, (other than a foster child or child whose main home is elsewhere)
- a carer (or team of carers) who do not live with you but provide you or your partner with overnight care
Homes for Bolton partner landlords will usually provide a preference for households who meet the size criteria and who will not under-occupy the property.
However, those meeting the initial criteria but likely to under-occupy can still apply. You will be assessed on the basis of overall demand for the property, any transition in household composition, affordability and any other particular needs.
If you require further information regarding the size criteria of properties please contact the individual partner landlord direct.
For further information regarding changes to housing benefit please visit www.bolton.gov.uk.
THINGS ARE CHANGING
Available properties are no longer advertised in the Bolton News.
Full property adverts will still be available at the Housing Options Centre, Town Hall one-stop-shop, all housing offices as well as other outlets across the borough.
Any customers requiring support in accessing the advert can contact Homes for Bolton direct for further advice.
Smaller information adverts will continue over coming months.
Click here for a full list of advert locations
HOMES FOR BOLTON ALLOCATIONS POLICY
Bolton Council, with its Bolton Community Homes partner landlords, has updated the Homes for Bolton Allocations Policy. This brings the written policy in line with changes to legal responsibilities following the transfer of housing stock to Bolton at Home from the council. A number of elements that no longer affect the council have been removed.
The updated documents can be viewed within the 'Policy and Development' section of this site.
If you have any comments you can email:
PINPOINT - WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE
The Pinpoint service offers greater choice to customers looking for a move and is a third expression of interest alongside bids placed with Homes for Bolton. Properties across Greater Manchester from Bury to Bolton, Trafford to Tameside and all points north, south, east and west are available exclusively on Pinpoint.
To find out more about the service and to look for available homes please visit www.pinpoint.org.uk
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Telephone and email contacts for Homes for Bolton services can be found on the individual service pages by clicking on the links on the left hand side of the page.