We've outlined below some helpful information to support you moving in to a Selwood Housing home.
Once a home becomes empty we make sure that it meets our relet standard, including carrying out checks to make sure that your home is safe.
This may mean that we need to undertake some work to a property before you move in. A member of the lettings team will keep you updated on timescales and a possible move in date.
At a sign-up meeting with your lettings coordinator you will be given your tenancy agreement to sign, which is a legal contract, and the keys to your property. Your lettings coordinator will go through the most important points of your tenancy obligations and will also provide you with other key documents. Please take time to review these.
At this meeting you will also need to make an advanced payment to cover your first two weeks of rent before your tenancy can commence.
Moving into a new home is expensive. You may need to hire a van or vehicle to move your belongings. You may also need carpets, curtains, and white goods to furnish your new home. Start saving as early as possible to cover the costs of moving.
For free and impartial advice on managing your money and debt advice, including tips on saving, visit the Money Advice Service.
Local charity KFR sells second-hand white goods and furniture. They also offer a reduced pricing scheme for low-income households.
We also work with local charity Group 5, who provide second-hand furniture for those who would otherwise go without. Speak to our lettings team for more info.
Our scrutiny team looked at how we manage empty properties for one of their independent reviews.