If you are affected by the UK leaving the European Union (Brexit), you may need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.
You must secure your status otherwise you may be subject to immigration enforcement which may impact on your rights to live and work in the UK and to access services such as homelessness support and Council housing.
All EU citizens who wish to retain their rights to live and work in the UK will need to apply for the Settlement Scheme. Successful applicants will either get settled or pre-settled status depending on how long you have lived in the UK.
As part of the checks we conduct when an applicant joins the Housing Register, when they are made an offer of accommodation and if they seek assistance as homeless the Homefinder landlords will check to see if an applicant is eligible for help and to access the service.
The EU Settlement Scheme applications are now open. There is no fee for the Settlement Scheme application and the deadline for applying is 30th June 2021.
If you already have Indefinite Leave to Remain/Enter in the UK, you do NOT need to apply.
Ashfield and Mansfield District Council's will not be advertising vacant properties whilst the current restrictions are in place. It is also unlikely that any other housing provider will be advertising during this period.
New housing applications can be submitted and will be assessed as will any changes to existing housing applications.
Thank you for your understanding.
Over the course of the next few months Homefinder services in Ashfield and Mansfield are likely to be affected by the Covid-19 virus.
Officers will do their best to ensure new Housing Applications are assessed and that enquiries are responded to as quickly as possible. We will also continue to advertise vacant properties.
Council offices are now closed but you can still contact Homefinder by logging in to your Homefinder account and sending a message or through the Contact Us option.
A minor change has been made to the Homefinder Lettings Policy to take account of the requirements of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. The Policy now makes it clear that applicants to whom a full homelessness duty has been accepted will considered for housing need band 1. For further information please contact us