PLEASE NOTE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE 2013 ALL PROPERTIES ADVERTISED, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, PRIORITY WILL GO FIRST TO APPLICANTS DOWN SIZING.
WHEN SHORTLISTING CUSTOMERS, WE WILL TEXT YOU THE DETAILS OF THE VIEWINGS AND EXPECT A TEXT MESSAGE BACK TO CONFIRM YOU ARE ATTENDING.
PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR UP TO DATE TELEPHONE NUMBER, OTHERWISE YOU COULD BE MISSING OUT ON VIEWINGS.
Islington will offer introductory tenancies to all new Islington council tenants for the first year. This could be extended if any of the tenancy conditions are broken and the council can also take actiion to repossess the property. If there are no problems with the tenancy, the introductory tenancy will automatically become a secure tenancy at the end of the year. This does not affect existing Islington council tenants, who will be offered secure tenancies. Housing associations have their own criteria for deciding how many people should live in a property.
If you have been short listed to view a Housing Association or Co-Op property your details will be passed to them and they will contact short listed applicants direct.
g and Council Tax Benefit
From April 2013 the government is cutting the amount of housing benefit you will get if you are a social housing tenant and you have a spare bedroom. This will only apply to people of working age, so if you are old enought to receive state pensions this change will not affect you. If you have one psare bedroom the cut will be equal to 14% of your rent, if you have two or more spare bedrooms, the cut will be equal to 25% of the rent for your property.
Changes to Housin
PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR UP TO DATE CONTACT DETAILS.
Bidding opens on a Thursday and closes midnight on Sunday.
To find out if you receive a drop in your benefits as a result of these changes, please visit www.islington.gov.uk/benefitschanges
To find out what advice and support is available in Islington and more about the changes go to www.islington.gov.uk/advice