Cirencester Housing is committed to bring affordable homes to Cirencester Town, rural and village locations to help sustain local communities and contribute positively to vibrant rural communities. Contact us if you are interested in bringing small scale development of affordable homes to your community.
Looking for a home?
Cirencester Housing as a registered provider offers social and affordable rent homes, and shared ownership homes. If you are looking for a new home with Cirencester Housing, start here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We endeavoured to provide you with as much information as possible throughout our website, however if you are looking for further information our FAQ’s might have the answer.
Cirencester Housing’s rentalproperties are advertised through Homeseeker Plus. Once you are registered, you will be able to place a bid on properties that you are eligible for. Please note that queries relating to your Homeseeker Plus application should be made directly with Cotswold District Council’s Housing Advice Service. Cirencester Housing maintains a waiting list for homes in rural areas that require a local connection, please get in touch with a member of the team to register for our waiting list.
Shared Ownership properties will be advertised via our website and news feed as and when they are available for sale. If you are interested in applying for a Shared Ownership property please get in touch with us via telephone, by emailing email@example.com or by completing the web form on our Looking For A Home page
You may be entitled to exchange your home with another Cirencester Housing tenant or with a tenant of another registered social landlord or local authority. You must first obtain written permission from us and any other landlord involved. To exchange tenancies, you must be a council tenant with a secure council tenancy or a flexible council tenancy or a housing association tenant with an assured tenancy or a secure tenancy or a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy of 2 years or more.
You cannot exchange tenancies if you: are a council tenant with an introductory tenancy or a demoted tenancy, are a housing association tenant with a starter tenancy, rent a bedsit or hostel room from the council, live in supported accommodation, rent your home from a private landlord, even if you got the home through the council or own your home as a shared ownership leaseholder.
The service charge covers the cost of providing services on your estate and communal areas. Every tenant that resides on the estate that benefits from common facilities, contributes towards the cost of the services. You will be provided with an annual statement showing the costs of these services. Most elements of the service charge are eligible for Housing Benefit purposes.
Please visit the Tenant Information page on the website to view and download further information on Rent and Service Charges.
To apply, you will need to complete the online application form found on the Homeseeker Plus website. This will let you know whether you are eligible to apply and what housing options are best for you. Not everyone is eligible to apply. You must have a right to reside in the UK – without this, you are not eligible for housing. For more information, please visit the Homeseeker Plus website for further details. https://www.homeseekerplus.co.uk/choice/default.aspx.
When you apply for assistance you will need to provide information about; how much the rent is, how much income you receive, if you have any arrears (request an up-to-date account statement from our office for this purpose), what savings you have, the size and type of your accommodation and the size of your family. Even if you have savings or do not currently receive other benefits, you may qualify for assistance with housing costs, so please apply.
We encourage you to consider seeking assistance and further advice if you find yourself in financial difficulties or at risk of losing your home. We maintain an updated list of contacts on the Info & Advice page on our website. If you have any additional queries, please contact your Housing Officer who can assist and direct you to other services and charities who may offer further assistance.
As a small housing association, we know that the best way to make a difference and achieve more is by working with others. As such we have a high emphasis on collaboration and a partnering approach to our business. If you wish to partner with us please get in touch by telephone, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing the online form by visiting our Contact Us page.