Allocations: Homefinder Choice Based Lettings
Applications to rent our properties are managed by Homefinder, a partnership between Mansfield District Council, Ashfield District Council and housing associations in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas.
Mansfield's Homefinder team is based at the Civic Centre in Mansfield where our specially trained Lettings Officers will be able to help with all your housing queries about registering with us and bidding for suitable properties.
To register with Homefinder so you may place bids for properties, please visit to Homefinder's website: www.amhomefinder.co.uk
When your application is complete, we will write to you to confirm your application details and provide more details of how to bid for properties. If you are homeless, threatened with homelessness within 28 days, please call Housing Solutions on 01623 463121 for advice and assistance. If you need any help with registering your new Homefinder application, please contact the Lettings Team on 01623 463402.
Information for Homefinder applicants
All available properties are advertised in the Civic Centre each week. Anyone interested in any of these homes has to contact us to register before being able to apply (bid) for the property. This choice-based lettings system therefore relies on the customer taking control of their rehousing.
Homefinder lets properties in the Mansfield area on behalf of the following housing associations:
- Derwent Housing Association
- EM Homes (formerly East Midlands HA)
- ELIM Housing Association
- Friendship Care & Housing
- Guinness Trust
- Housing 21
- Asra Housing
- Longhurst & Havelok Homes
- Notts Community Housing Association
- Sanctuary Housing
Lettings 2013 -2014
Details of all of the Council's property lettings from April 2013 to March 2014 is available in the "Lettings 2013-14" document (opposite)
Changes to the Homefinder Policy - Consultation Outcomes
A report containing the responses to the recent Homefinder public consultation is available to download from the Related Links section (opposite).
Follow the "Related Pages" link to view Neighbourhood Profiles for all 19 of Mansfield's Wards. Information includes details on Housing, Education, Crime, Deprivation / Health, Population and the Economy. ("The Condition of Properties..")
Properties for Older People or Vulnerable Applicants
Mansfield District Council also offers the ASSIST Support Service for older people or vulnerable applicants (follow the link to "ASSIST Service" for more details). These services are mainly available with ground floor flats, bungalows and flats within our Sheltered Housing complexes.
Before a formal offer of accommodation is made to a property which incorporates these specialist services, you will be required to undertake a Needs Assessment so that we can make sure that the level of service we offer is appropriate for you and / or your household. For applicants under the age of 60 years, a Needs Assessment is required before you can place a bid for properties which include these services. If you require any more details, or wish to make an appointment for a Needs Assessment, please contact the Needs Assessment Officer on 01623 463076.
Mansfield District Council has joined with "HOMESWAPPER" so that MDC tenants may advertise their properties for free on the HomeSwapper website - www.homeswapper.co.uk. Please visit "HomerSwapper" to view all local and national exchanges advertised through HomeSwapper.
If you find a suitable property, and the tenant wishes to exchange into your home, please contact your Housing Officer who will need to visit you at home to carry out a property inspection.
Please visit the "Mutual Exchanges" Related Page for more details