Your Choice - Your Home
All Council and Housing Association properties available to rent in Sheffield are advertised on this website each week.
To place bids on properties, please complete the 2 part on-line application:
1 - First register your household.
2 - Apply for Social Housing.
Once your completed application is received, we will carry out relevant checks to validate your information.
You will be required to submit Identification documents as part of the registration process. Please click this link for details: Registration and I.D
To update your application, or register, please use the links below:
If you have made changes to your application you may need to provide I.D. If I.D is required we will write to you asking you to provide this.
Any I.D must be provided within 28 days of submitting the application or updating your details or your application will be cancelled and you will be required to submit it again.
You should take the I.D to a First Point or Housing Office. We will keep copies of your I.D whilst you are on our waiting list for a property to ensure against tenancy and housing benefit fraud.
If you are on the register for a long time, we may write to you and ask you to reproduce some current I.D, at which point we will delete the previous I.D from our systems.
Once you access a property with Sheffield City Council and have been a tenant for 6 months, we will destroy all copies of your I.D.
Housing Review Letters
If you receive a letter requesting you to confirm your account details, please follow the instructions below:
Some changes made to your registration will require you to submit I.D
Housing Benefit Changes
Anyone signing up for a tenancy from 1st April 2016 will have Housing Benefit / Housing Element of Universal Credit restricted from 1st April 2018.
It is important you consider this before taking a tenancy and only bid for properties that you will be able to afford.
Benefit will be capped depending on the size of your household, not the size of the property. To find out which cap will apply to your household there is a rate for each household size, called the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate.
More information including the cap amounts can be found here: Benefit Changes (79.86kb PDF)
Please visit this website to search for local housing allowance rates: Directgov website (This link will open in a new window)
Our current Allocations Policy became effective from the 1st April 2016. This replaced the original Council Lettings Policy which ended on the 31st March 2016.
We have made some major changes to the application process and how we allocate Social Housing.
For more information about these changes please follow this link:
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Download the latest 2016 guide and contact info:
Housing Association guide (272 kb PDF)
Call 0808 808 2241 or for more information please vist our website HERE
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