Apply for affordable homes - Boston Homechoice
The Council does not have any housing stock but does manage the Housing Register.
The Council works in partnership with Registered Providers in the provision of affordable housing in the borough.
Applying for Housing in Boston
The application (registration) form is available directly from the Council or can be found in related documents below.
Our partners who have housing stock in the Borough are:
- Boston Mayflower Ltd
- Lincolnshire Rural Housing Association
- Longhurst & Havelok Homes
- Accent Group
- Waterloo Housing Group
There are few restrictions on joining the housing register, although the banding system used gives varying degrees of priority depending on your housing circumstances. Details of bands and information on the Choice Based Lettings can be accessed by clicking on the 'Choice Based Lettings Guide' in related documents below.
A full copy of the Boston Choice Based Lettings Policy is also available below. Please note that where the Policy refers to Homebuy on page 5, this was replaced by Help To Buy Midlands in April 2014.
Once accepted on to the register applicants (known as members) will be issued with a card which details the membership number. It is important that members notify the Council of any change in circumstances as this may affect your application. A change of circumstances form can be found in Related documents below. You must complete the form and sign it before sending it to the Housing Needs team. You may need to provide proof of the changes.
The partnership operates the Choice Based Lettings Scheme known as Boston Homechoice. Available properties are advertised on a weekly basis on the Boston Homechoice website and a paper verison of the property magazine available from the Council and Boston Mayflower offices or by a 13 week subscription to Boston Mayflower at a cost of £5. You can also view the magazine online, see Related articles.
Applicants may choose to place bids on as many properties as they are eligible for in each cycle direct to the Council or Boston Mayflower in the following ways:
- By phone - call 01205 318628
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By text - Text your membership number, followed by #. Type your property preferences, then #. Send your text to 07624 819 020.
- By Coupon - provided with the membership card and available upon request.
- Via the Internet - logon to Boston Homechoice
- In person - at any of our partners Customer Services areas
Please note bidding opens on Saturday and closes at 10 am each Friday.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (see link in Related documents)
If you require any assistance in placing bids or with the Boston Homechoice process please telephone Housing Options on 01205 314512.
Alternatively, for a range of options that make home-ownership more affordable, see the Help to Buy Midlands website (see useful links).
|[396kb]||Housing Application||CBL Housing Application|
|[181kb]||Choice based lettings guide||Choice based lettings guide|
|[824kb]||Choice based lettings policy framework||Choice Based Lettings Policy Framework|
|[243kb]||Change of Circumstances||Housing register change of circumstances form|
|[397kb]||Frequently Asked Questions - Housing Advice and Information||Frequently Asked Questions|
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