Housing Application Information

Guidance Notes
Welcome to Havering’s Housing Register online application form. Please note that this application is for new housing applications only. If you are already on the housing register, but want to notify a change of circumstances, complete the change of circumstances form to update your details.
About the on-line form
You will be asked for information about you and all the people included in your application. This means you have to provide full names, dates of birth, income, address history and any history of unacceptable behaviour to complete the form. It is a good idea to have all this information ready before you start. However, you can partially complete and save the form so that you can access it again at a later date.
As soon as you have completed the form, you will receive notification as to whether you are eligible, qualify or meet the housing need criteria and your preliminary priority band if appropriate. This initial assessment will be verified following receipt of your documentary evidence and the final outcome of your assessment with details of how to bid for advertised properties will be sent to you within 28 days.
An extract of the summary and full allocation scheme relating to the banding system is available on the website at Housing Allocation Policy Summary.
Please note that this form will time-out after 30 minutes of inactivity which could result in the loss of any information that had been entered.
If you have any problems completing the form, please contact the Housing Register Team on 01708 434130 or email housingneeds@havering.gov.uk
Privacy statement and information sharing
The information you provide in the pre-assessment from will be used to assess your social housing application.
We are permitted by law, in order to prevent and detect fraud or any other criminal activity, to share some of the information provided by you with other agencies making lawful requests for such information.
In addition, we may take part in data matching exercises for example under the National Fraud Initiative to verify the information which you provide. We may also cross check the information you provide with credit reference agencies or through the National Association of Fraud investigators for the purposes of fraud prevention. This sort of data sharing is in addition to the sharing we carry out with your consent

1. Main Applicant Details

2. Current Address

When did you move into this address?

3. Correspondence Address (if different to above)

If you have no permanent address and wish for letters from us to be sent to a friend or relative's home please give their details here

4. Your Contact Details

Please enter at least one contact number or an email address. It is important that you provide a mechanism for us to contact you

5. Eligibility Criteria - Immigration Status

The following questions will help in deciding if you might be eligible for social housing. If you are not, you can still obtain housing advice.

6. Qualification Criteria

Only applicants who meet the qualification criteria set out below will be included on the housing register.

(a) Age

The following questions will help in deciding if you might be eligible for social housing. If you are not, you can still obtain housing advice.

(b) Residency

(c) Property ownership

(d) Financial details

(e) Unacceptable behaviour

Have you or a member of your household been involved in the following unacceptable behaviour where formal action has been taken within the last 2 years?