Welcome to the Housing pages - these webpages will tell you everything you need to know about applying for a Council home, paying your rent, and how we can help if things go wrong.
Housing Connect is a quarterly newsletter for tenants and leaseholders. Check out the latest edition, Housing Connect May 2018 [pdf document]
Information about how we can help you carry out home repairs and about financial assistance to do so is available on the Helping Hand [external link] website.
Opening The Door To Owning Your Home
The Government have introduced a number of initiatives to help people purchase a home. They are planning to introduce more options and have set up a Website” Opening The Door To Owning Your Home” ( https://www.ownyourhome.gov.uk [external link]) providing information on various options:
- Help to Buy- is an umbrella term for a range of government funded schemes designed to help people to get onto the property ladder. There are several options available, including equity loans, rent to buy and shared ownership. More information about Help to Buy is available on their website [external link] or alternatively speak to the team directly on 0113 8526888
- Right to Buy- for both Council tenants and the proposed extension to Housing Associations tenants
- Starter Homes-register an interest in the planned new 20% discount on new homes
In order to protect you, we are only able to discuss your tenancy matters directly with you, unless we have your authorisation to speak to a third person on your behalf. If you would like to authorise someone to speak on your behalf you must complete an access to personal information form [pdf document], sign it and return to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, hand it in to our Customer Services Centre at the Town Hall or post it to us at the Housing Department, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL3 6HF.