If you wish to apply for housing you must complete a housing application form and return it to one of the Council's local housing offices. If you need any further assistance to complete the form please do not hesitate to ask.
It is very important that you complete this form as accurately and fully as possible. We will use this information to decide how many points you are entitled to.
To support your application for housing you must provide proof of your name, address and present circumstances, for example any medical conditions you may have, access to children. The form contains details of what we require. If you do not provide this information we will not be able to accept your application.
If we find that you have deliberately given false or misleading information on your application form and subsequently become a tenant we will take legal action to end your tenancy.
We want to give you as much choice as possible about where you wish to be re-housed. You can choose as many areas of the Borough as you wish and the type and size of property you require.
Due to the on-going reduction in the number of properties the Council manages, we must make the best use of properties which become available. For this reason we have rules about the size of property people will normally be offered. Please refer to the table when choosing the type of accommodation you require.
|Household Type||Property Type
(* depending upon local demand and supply)
|Single people with access to children||
|Couples without children||
|Households expecting a child where there are no other children||
|Families with 1, 2 or 3 children||
|Families with 4 or more children||
|Single People/Couple over 60||
Households containing a physically disabled applicant who requires level access, or an adapted property depending on the nature of any disability or medical illness and supported by Health & Social Care needs.
Adapted properties suitable for their needs or properties capable of being adapted. This may include properties “suitable” for older people, sheltered accommodation or bungalows.
N.B. The above is a general guide only and can vary in areas due to local demand, supply or any local lettings policies.
** 2 bedroom properties will be allocated to single people with access to children and childless couples, only if there is no demand from applicants who have permanent childcare responsibilities.
You are advised to be realistic in your choice of area and property. If you are too restrictive you can severely affect your chance of an offer of
Please be aware that housing in some areas of the Borough is in short supply. Offers will be made to applicants whose household is able to make best use of the accommodation, for example, a single person would not normally be offered a 3 bedroom house.
Please see the latest "Choosing an Area" information sheet for current details of where our properties are, what type they are, the number that became empty in the last 12 months and the number of people on the waiting list.
We manage a number of sheltered housing units across the Borough. Many of these units benefit from the support of a resident or non-resident warden, a community alarm and / or adapted accommodation for those with mobility problems.
This accommodation is normally let to:
applicants over 60 years of age, or whose partners are over 60 years of age
disabled applicants who have a need for this type of accommodation
Please tell us on your application form if you wish to be considered for this type of accommodation.
Where a sheltered housing vacancy arises and there are no such applicants on the waiting list, we will consider other suitable applicants on the general waiting list in age order, i.e. oldest applicants first. New sheltered housing tenants will be required to receive support from the warden service, e.g. a daily visit.
Throughout the County Borough there are properties which are suitable for older people due to the age of existing tenants, location or type of property. We will normally allocate this accommodation to:
Where there are no suitable applicants over 50 years of age, younger applicants will be considered in age order, i.e. oldest applicants first.
Some of our properties are specially adapted for disabled applicants. When such properties become empty we will try to find an applicant who can use these facilities.
If you are already a Council tenant, we may be able to provide adaptations in your current home to meet your household’s needs. Please contact your local housing office for more information or ask for a copy of our leaflet “Adapting your Home”.
If you are homeless and we have a legal duty to assist you, you will be required to be less restrictive in your areas of choice so that we can consider you for properties that are in greater supply.
You will be required to consider any area of the County Borough. If you have not received an offer of accommodation after 4 weeks you will be considered for all accommodation within the County Borough.
You will also be automatically considered for Housing Association nominations.
Please see the section about Accepting and Refusing an Offer.
Applications are welcomed from all existing Council tenants wishing to transfer to a more suitable property within the County Borough.
Normally applicants will be required to be a secure tenant of Wrexham County Borough Council prior to applying for a transfer, unless the property has become unsuitable for their needs, e.g. due to a change in family circumstances, health reasons etc.
To be considered for an allocation, you must not be in breach of any aspect of your tenancy conditions. This includes:
You will be instructed in writing upon the remedies you need to take in order to be considered for an allocation.
If you owe outstanding housing related debts, rent arrears, recharges etc to us, you will receive reduced preference on the waiting list through the deduction of penalty points (see section in Assessing your Points).
These policies specify the type of households to be allocated to a particular area. They must not be contrary to Equalities legislation and guidance and must not discriminate directly or indirectly against any group.
We must also give reasonable preference to those applicants within the preference groups as determined by the Homelessness Act 2002.
We have introduced a number of 'local' lettings policies which are currently in operation for:
Your housing office can provide more information about whether you would be eligible for this accommodation.
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