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applicants are required to produce the following documents:
- Two written character references
- Two passports sized photographs
- One photo identity (preferably passport)
- Proof of
income, if employed.
- Proof of
entitlement to housing benefit, if unemployed.
If your are still interested in applying, please telephone the office
10.00am - 10.30am on Monday to book an appointment for an interview.
Please note: Applicants must have all of the above documents before calling us
to book an appointment. When applicants call, they will be asked to confirm that
they have all of the above documents before we can book the appointment. At the
interview, the documents will be checked and if any of the required documents is
missing, the interview will be cancelled and the applicant will have to wait for
three months before another interview can be booked.
Applications to the Co-op follow four stages:
Stage 1 -
applicant approaches either the co-op directly or through an approved referral
agency. In both cases, following an initial check for suitability, applicants
will be given information on the Co-op.
Stage 2 -
applicant attends a formal interview, which is held once a week for new
applicants. This is strictly by appointment only.
application forms are then assessed according to the Co-op's criteria for
Stage 4 -
Applicants who are accepted will be entered on
the waiting list and then notified in writing. Please note the credit checks may
be carried out on applicants who are accepted. Applicants who are not accepted
will be notified of the reason for this decision and given alternative housing
advice, as appropriate. (See appeal section).
The Co-op has an open waiting list. Each waiting list applicant may receive up
to three offers of furnished accommodation. Individuals will be removed from the
waiting list in the following circumstances:
three reasonable, unsuccessful offers
- After a
period of six months
failing to respond to a request to confirm continuing interest in being offered
being found that any aspect of the original application was false
positions on the waiting list will be determined according to the co-op's points
system. Offers, however, will be given to the most suitable applicants for the
particular vacancy and not simply to those with the most points.
Where a vacancy exists in a co-op house the appropriate co-op worker will notify
the remaining tenants to nominate someone of their choice to fill the vacancy.
The tenants will have one week from the date of notification to submit their
nomination. Each household can give up to two preferences. Any unreasonable
requests shall be referred to the Allocations Committee. Should no suitable
tenant be found after a period of one week the household will be required to
consider applicants not meeting their original preferences. (For further
information see Allocations Policy)