Homefinder is a social housing lettings scheme which has been developed in partnership with Ashfield District Council, Mansfield District Council and local housing associations.
The scheme gives you more choice and control over where you live by allowing you to search and bid for council and housing association properties within the Ashfield and Mansfield districts.
Please Contact Us if you need help or advice to complete your social housing application
The transfer of housing management from Ashfield Homes to the Council took effect on Saturday, 1 October 2016.
Both Ashfield District Council and Ashfield Homes agreed that it would be in the best interests of tenants, leaseholders and employees to progress more quickly with the transition of services from AHL to the Council than originally planned. A revised date of 1 October was agreed and both organisations worked closely together to make this possible.
Following a comprehensive service review that began in August 2015, along with business analysis and consultation, in a final report to Council in April 2016, it was recommended that the best outcome for tenants and residents would be for the housing service, provided by Ashfield Homes, to be brought back in house.
The Council is committed to maintaining and improving current service levels; tenants and leaseholders will see no noticeable change to this service and should continue to use the same contact details as before
The Homefinder Service will continue to operate in the same way and no changes have been made to the application process.
If you receive or you intend to apply for Housing Benefit to help with your weekly rent it is important that you are aware of changes to the Housing Benefit Regulations as this could affect how much benefit you will receive and your ability to afford your weekly rent. Click here for more details.
Homefinder has launched a new mobile website specifically for tablets and smartphones. https://m.amhomefinder.co.uk will allow registered applicants to search and bid for properties amongst other services. If you are using a mobile device you will be automatically redirected to the site. Once there, you have the option of returning to the full site.
In April 2015 the new Homefinder Lettings Policy was implemented. A copy of the new Policy is available below.
If you are an existing tenant of Ashfield or Mansfield District Council you can register for a property exchange at www.swapandmove.co.uk.
Swap and Move is a national database of tenants seeking to 'swap' their home. It includes tenants seeking to move into the area and those wanting to move within the area. Some information on this site is in PDF format (Portable Document Format). To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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