This is the register of people who want a home from one of the housing associations in West Berkshire. These 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'. If you are unable to access a computer at home you can visit a local library or ask friends or family for support making an application. If these options are unavailable please call the Housing Register Team on 01635 519530 to discuss making an appointment.
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 Common Housing Register Team, please call into our Housing Advice Desk at West Street House, West Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BZ. We are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 12 pm and 3 pm to deal with register enquiries.
New Housing Allocations Policy
Following extensive consultation, Executive adopted the new Housing Allocations Policy on 17th October 2013.
Implementation of the policy commenced on 4th November 2013 and all applicants on the Common Housing Register need to re-register. If you have not completed your re-registration, your application will be held for 60 days from the 4th November to provide you with an opportunity to do so. If you fail to re-register by the 2nd January 2014 your application will be removed from the housing register.
If you require help to re-register please contact the Housing Register Team on 01635 519530.