The Council recognises the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is causing uncertainty and we appreciate your understanding at this challenging time as we endeavour to maintain services whilst protecting our staff and residents.
Please note, in light of the recent outbreak, the Council's ability to continue to deliver some some services to the standards you would normally receive may be affected. This is because the Council is having to divert resources to critical areas and this means if your query is not urgent we may not be able provide you with a response within the prescribed timescales.
Choice Based Lettings – Melton Borough Council is currently reviewing its Housing Register
Our Housing Register will be closed to new applications as from Monday 1st June 2020.
If you made a new application prior to this date then your application has been placed on hold.
If you already have an active application and have requested a review, this is now on hold.
We are now starting to re-register applications on our new housing register system, we are also beginning to process new applications that have been received since the start of the review. Once the re-registration process has been completed, correspondence will be sent out to all applicants advising how they can access their application on the new system.
** For emergencies (if you are homeless or threatened with homeless) please do not complete an application through Choice Based Lettings (CBL). For emergency assistance please contact the Council on 01664 502502. **
** IMPORTANT CHANGES **
Universal Credit (UC) has been introduced to the Melton Borough. This means that anyone moving into or within the Borough of Melton who would normally claim housing benefit or local housing allowance will now have to apply for Universal Credit (UC).
For more information about UC - Click here
To apply for UC - Click here
Before you access any of the following services please make sure you read our Privacy Notice.
If you have difficulties with reading you are able to get help from Browsealoud by using the button on the left.
Using this web site you can:
A ten minute video demonstration is available on how to use the web site. To view this please click on video demonstration.
This site displays all of the rented and shared ownership properties that the Council and Housing Associations currently have available.
Leicestershire Choice Based Lettings is a partnership between three councils in Leicestershire (Melton Mowbray, Hinckley & Bosworth & Charnwood), (excluding Leicester City which has its own web site) and a large number of housing association partners.
Using this service gives you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Instead of waiting for an offer of accommodation, you can see which properties are coming vacant and ask to be put forward for them. Properties that are available for rent and shared ownership will be advertised each week.
You can tell us which properties you are interested in. We call this 'bidding' but it won't cost you a penny. Before you can bid for a property you must be accepted onto the Melton Borough Council housing register or be registered already with one of the other Leicestershire councils and have an approved connection to the Melton Borough.
Please ensure you send all the required proofs in support of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not provide the requested proofs needed within 14 days then your application will not be processed and deleted from the system. Click here to apply online using the online form.
If you are interested in moving to a neighbouring council area you will be able to bid for a selection of properties in the rest of Leicestershire. You can bid for these properties' without having to register again with those councils. To see these properties click on Search at the top of the page and select 'Leicestershire properties to rent'.
Not everyone will be successful in getting a council or housing association home. Demand is much greater than the number of vacancies. Check on the Recent Lets to find out if you are likely to be successful in the near future.
If you would like help to use this service or have any difficulties providing the required proofs, please contact our Customer Services/Housing Options Team who will be able to assist.
Click How to Contact Us or use the Contact Form by clicking above.
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