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Partner Landlords

What is a Housing Association?

Housing Associations are independent, social landlord organisations which provide secure, affordable housing for people in housing need. There are around 18,000 Housing Association owned homes of all sizes and types in Sheffield. They are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.

Who Are Our Partner Landlords?

Sheffield City Council works in partnership with all the major providers of social housing in the city. Housing Associations who use the Sheffield Property Shop to let some or all of their available homes are listed below:

Further information about services our partners can offer is available on the Sheffield Directory here.

How Do I Apply for These Properties?

There are 2 ways to apply:

  • You can register with the Council’s Housing register and bid for Housing Association properties through Choice Based Lettings in the same way as you do for Council properties.
  • You can can apply directly to some Housing Associations for homes which are not advertised through the Sheffield Property Shop. The application process used by Housing Associations vary.

We work closely with Housing Associations to ensure that at least 50% of their properties which become empty are let to applicants on our Housing Register.

Housing Association properties advertised under Sheffield City Council’s Allocations Policy are subject to the usual 1 in 4 rule. This means that for every property advertised with preference being given to applicants with waiting time, the next three properties of a similar type, size and estate will be advertised with preference being given to applicants with a priority.

Housing Associations may apply their own eligibility rules. The property adverts give details about the Housing Associations' eligibility criteria. Some applicants that do not meet the Housing Association eligibility criteria may be able to place bids, but only households that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered. You should not bid unless your household meets the Housing Association eligibility criteria.

What Happens to My Application?

If you are successful in obtaining a Housing Association property by means of a nomination from the Council, your application on the Council's Housing Register will be cancelled and you will be unable to re-apply for a period of 2 years.

If you accept a First Come First Served property offer from a Housing Association you will be entitled to have your original effective date re-instated should you re-register after 2 years.

If you apply directly to a Housing Association you do not need to be registered on the Council’s Housing Register.

You can apply directly to as many Housing Associations as you wish. You can also apply to Housing Associations and Local Authorities outside of Sheffield as well as being registered on our Housing Register.

Accessible Property Register

The Accessible Property Register works with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Housing Company and the Sheffield Property Shop to identify and promote accessible and adapted properties in Sheffield. Please click on the link below for further information:

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