Anyone who has been accepted onto the Lancaster City Council housing register is able to use the service. To apply to join the housing register you must be over 16 years of age.
You will need to complete an application form. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to apply online through this website. To complete an online application, click here. If you are not able to apply online please contact us and we will send you a paper application form.
Along with your application form you will be asked to provide the following documents:
If you do not provide us with the documents required your application may be accepted onto the housing register but will not be awarded any priority. Once the documents are received your application will be assessed and placed in the appropriate band from the date the documents were received. Visit the prioritising applications page for more details on our banding scheme.
Joining the housing register enables you to apply for the different types of accommodation available through Ideal Choice Homes. This includes council accommodation, rented accommodation from other Registered Providers of Social Housing (Housing Associations), private rented properties and shared ownership properties.
If you fill in a paper application form and do not complete it fully it will be returned to you, which will delay your application. The date it is later accepted from will be the date the fully completed form is received.
You cannot use this service if you have not completed an application form and been accepted onto the housing register.
There are also some people who will not by law be eligible to join the housing register. These are: