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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Find a home

Finding a home

You have several options when looking for accommodation in th Ribble Valley.

Although we no longer own any council homes (housing stock), the housing association Ribble Valley Homes provide low cost rental accommodation to people in housing need.

We can also advise you on renting a property in the private sector (e.g. from a private landlord rather than a housing association).

If you wish to own a property, we can advise you on buying an affordable home.

For more information on your housing options contact:

The Housing Needs Team
Housing Services,
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Church Walk,
Clitheroe
BB7 2RA

01200 414587
email: housing@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Apply for Ribble Valley Housing

To apply for housing you need to go through Ribble Valley Homes.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply to join the Ribble Valley Homes waiting list but preference is given to applicants with a local connection. For example:

  • Current resident of the Ribble Valley
  • Currently working in the Ribble Valley
  • Applicants over the age of 55 who have family support in the Ribble Valley.

Some applicants will not be eligible and may be excluded from joining the housing waiting list. These include:

  • Certain categories of people from abroad due to their nationality, immigration status or intetions to live in this country.
  • People guilty of serious unacceptable behaviour such as serious rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, violent crime or any other breach of tenancy.

If Ribble Valley Homes decide that you are not eligible to join the waiting list you may request a review of the decision. Suspensions will be for a maximum of two years.

For more information see Ribble Valley Homes, find a home.

Applying for a home

Ribble Valley Homes offers two types of accomodation:

  • General needs properties for families and single people under the age of 55 (e.g. bedsits, flats or houses).
  • Sheltered housing for residents aged over 55 which benefit from additional housing related support.

Ribble Valley Homes also works with other housing providers such as private landlords. If you indicate on your application form that you would be interested in renting from a private landlord it will increase your chances of being offered a property.

To apply for housing with Ribble Valley Homes you must complete an application form.

You will need to demonstrate that you are able to cover your rent with your own income or housing benefit. You must also provide proof that you are able to manage other aspects of tenancy such as paying bills on time.

Once you have submited your application form you will be contacted by Ribble Valley Homes within 14 days with details of your position on the waiting list.

You can contact Ribble Valley Homes in the following ways:

Telephone - 0800 111 4448
Email - info@ribblevalleyhomes.org.uk
Visit - De Lacy House, Station Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2JT
(opening times: 9.00am-5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am-5.00pm Wednesday)
Website - www.ribblevalleyhomes.org.uk

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