Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there may be changes to the services that you receive from our partners. Each Partner will ensure that their website is updated to keep you informed of changes in service, office closures and opening hours which you can access by following the links below.
PLEASE NOTE - It is liklely that you will see a dramatic reduction in the number of properties advertised for rent due to the current pandemic and the need to keep both staff and the public as safe as possible. If you have questions, please contact one of our housing partners.
For further information on Coronavirus, please visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/
Did you know that Universal Credit (UC) replaces the following benefits for new claims:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit/Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit is paid directly to claimants every month, including any help towards rent. If you receive UC this means you will be responsible for ensuring full rent is paid.
When a new claim is made for Universal Credit, there will be a wait of one calendar month plus seven days for the first payment. The DWP may consider paying Universal Credit twice a month if claimants will struggle with monthly payments.
Customers can get ready for Universal Credit by setting up an email address and opening a bank account. The claim needs to be made online at https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit
If you move from one local authority area to another and are currently on housing benefit (HB) you will lose this and have to go on UC. However if you are moving within the area and are in receipt of HB you will stay on HB for now.
If you would like to know more about universal credit please visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk and then type in ‘universal credit’ in the search bar.
Coast & Country Housing and Yorkshire Coast Homes have confirmed the two organisations will merge to form a new company, Beyond Housing, on Monday 1 October 2018.
From this point, adverts and information on properties currently listed on Compass under Coast & Country Housing will change to be from Beyond Housing.
Beyond Housing will serve customers in more than 15,000 homes across the north east and North Yorkshire. Its combined scale and resources will allow it to do more for customers and communities.
For more information please visit www.coastandcountryhousing.org.uk.
Darlington Borough Council are delighted to announce the next phase of their new build developments, Earl Carlson Grove. A mixture of 3 bedroom family homes and 2 bedroom, modern apartments close to amenities and with excellent transport links. All properties will offer spacious, modern accommodation having double glazing and gas fired central heating.
All 62 properties will be available to rent and will be advertised on Compass later this year. The expected release of these properties is early 2018. To be able to bid you must have an active Housing Register Application form, to register an application please apply online or contact Darlington Borough Council on 01325 405333.
Demand is expected to be high for these developments so don’t delay, contact us to ensure you are registered.
We are delighted to announce that in December 2016 we will release 19 two bedroom family homes for rent within West End Gardens, a Keep Moat new build development, part of the Parkfield regeneration programme.
All properties will be advertised via Compass Choice Based Lettings from December 2016. To register your interest you must have an active Housing Register Application form. To submit an application please complete an online application form or contact Thirteen Lettings Team on 0300 111 1000.
These properties will be allocated in line with Compass Allocations Policy and Local Lettings Plan, preference will be given to those applying with a commitment to Stockton Town centre through employment, recognised voluntary work, employment related training or who provide full-time care to a disabled child or elderly person and to a disabled person whose disability prevents them from participating in a work related activity