This is the register of people who want a home from one of the housing associations in West Berkshire. This used to be called the Housing waiting list. This pages explain how you can register. You can follow a link from this page to the Homechoice West Berkshire website.
The Common Housing Register is managed by the Housing Operations Team at West Berkshire Council. In order to access social housing and shared ownership properties, you need to be on the Common Housing Register. You can register on-line by going to www.homechoicewb.org.uk and following the link to 'Register'. Or you can download a paper application form and then post it to us, or you can call 01635 519959 and we can post an application form to you.
West Berkshire Council does not own any properties available through the Common Housing Register. The properties available belong to Housing Associations, who we work in partnership with.
Once your application has been accepted on to the Common Housing Register, you will be sent information about how housing is allocated. In West Berkshire, we use a Choice Based Lettings system called Homechoice West Berkshire. Choice Based Lettings allows you to see all the properties that are available each week and then give a preference for the properties that you would like to be considered for.
If you would like to speak to a member of the Housing Operations Team, please call into our Pod at West Street House, West Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BZ. We are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00 am and 2.00 pm to deal with enquiries.
Housing Allocations Consultation
In 2012 the Council consulted on some high level ideas about changes it planned to make to the Housing Allocations Policy. Since then, the Council has been working on a detailed draft of a new Housing Allocations Policy that builds on the proposals we previously asked you about.
The 'Allocations Consultation Summary' provides an explanation of the key changes that the draft Housing Allocations Policy will introduce and asks for your views on the proposed changes. The full draft Housing Allocations Policy can also be found in the Downloads.
If you are an applicant on the Common Housing Register, or are an agency who works with clients who are on the Common Housing Register, you should read the draft Housing Allocation Policy carefully as it may have implications for you if it is adopted. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think.
You can give us your views on the proposed policy in the following ways:
- By completing the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Housingallocationsreview
- By e-mailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By writing with your comments to Allocations Consultation, Housing Operations, West Berkshire Council., West Street House, West Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BZ.