Housing associations are independent, not-for-profit organisations and provide homes for people in housing need. They are now the country's major providers of new homes for rent. Many also run shared ownership schemes to help people who cannot afford to buy their own homes outright. Over recent years a number of local authorities have transferred all or part of their housing stock to independent social landlords. These organisations are often referred to as Large Scale Voluntary Transfer organisations or Local Housing Companies.
This has happen in Surrey Heath where all the Council housing stock was transferred to Surrey Heath Housing Association in 1993.
Another name for housing associations is Registered Social Landlords. These are housing associations who are registered with The Housing Corporation, a non-departmental public body which funds and regulates RSLs.
How can I apply for a Housing Association home?
To be considered for a Housing Association home in Surrey Heath you need to apply to the Council's Joint Housing Register.
What Housing Association properties are there in Surrey Heath?
There are just over 3000 housing association properties. These are a mixture of bedsits and one bedroom properties for single people and couples, two and three bedroom homes for families as well as a small number of 4 and 6 bed properties for larger families and around 250 sheltered housing properties for the over 60s.
These properties are a mix of flats, maisonettes, bungalows and houses.
The table below summarises where these properties are.
|Location||Bedsit||1 bedroom||2 bedroom||3 bedroom||4 bedroom||5 bedroom||6 bedroom||Sheltered|
Which Housing Associations operate in Surrey Heath?
View a list of local Housing Associations.