Anyone can apply to register with the Bucks Home Choice scheme. However, there is a very high demand for council and housing association tenancies in Buckinghamshire. Consequently, many applicants face a long wait before they have any chance of getting a tenancy.
If you are looking for housing, there is a range of options available other than Council and housing association tenancies. To find out more about these other housing options please click here, or contact one of the BHC partners.
If you are homeless now, or think that you may become homeless in the next 28 days, go to the Contacts page and contact one of the BHC partners for housing advice.
Starting or completing an online application
Click on the link below to start an on-line application:
Start an application
You can also complete an application that you have already started by clicking on the link below:
Complete an application
If you do not want to apply on-line or need help with your application, go to the Contacts page and contact the partner that you would like to register with. They can send you a paper application form and give you all the help that you need.
Changes in your circumstances or contact details after registering
You must contact us immediately if any of the contact details on your application form change. If you do not, we will not be able to contact you about your application and you will not be able to view any properties that you are shortlisted for.
If you have any other change of circumstances after you’ve registered, please click on this link to download the form. Send this to us as soon as possible.
Application for housing
Please complete this application form to join any of the following partners’ housing registers:
• Aylesbury Vale District Council and Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust (VAHT)
• Chiltern District Council, managed by Paradigm Housing Group
• South Bucks District Council, managed by Paradigm Housing Group
• Wycombe District Council
Filling in the application form
The application form will take about 20 minutes to complete. Please use the save button as you go along.
Use the scroll bar to make sure you see all the questions, and the next and back buttons to move through the form.
Work carefully through all the questions on the form and check it before you submit it. You’ll find explanations in the blue column on the left of the page. To enlarge the text, click on the A AA on the right of the screen.
Information you must send us after submitting your application form
To enable us to assess your application, you must provide:
• all of the documents requested in the list of Supporting Documentation,
• a signed Authorisation to Request Information, and
• a signed Declaration Form.
You’ll find the list of Supporting Documentation and the Authorisation and Declaration at the end of the application form. Click here to download the list and form to sign.
We won’t be able to process your application until you have given us all the documents that we need and the signed Authorisation and Declaration.
Choosing where you want to live and which partner will look after your application
On the first page of the form, choose the housing registers you wish to apply for. You can apply to go onto more than one register if you want to. However, your priority for re-housing will vary depending on which district you register with. This means that you will have a higher priority for rehousing in those districts where you have a local connection (e.g. where you live or work). To find out more go to local connection.
You will also be asked to choose which partner you want to look after your application.
What happens after you submit your application?
Once we have received all of your supporting documentation and signed Authorisation to Request Information and Declaration, we will:
• process your application within 10 working days, and
• write to you with your registration number and Priority Band.
You will not be able to choose and express an interest in any properties until you have your registration number, so you must send us all the required information and signed forms as soon as you can.
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