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Lettings service re-opens for people on Havering’s housing waiting list

PUBLISHED: 12:17 01 June 2020 | UPDATED: 12:17 01 June 2020

Havering Town Hall. Picture: Ken Mears

Havering Town Hall. Picture: Ken Mears

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Havering Council has reopened a lettings service for people on the housing waiting list.

The council announced it was re-launching the Choice Based Lettings Service in stages from last week.

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The service allows tenants on the waiting list to bid on council and housing association properties.

Those already offered a property, but who were unable to move because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be first to move in.

Councillor Joshua Chapman, cabinet member for housing, said: “I would like to reassure residents that anyone who was on the list and in the middle of the bidding process when the service was suspended will not lose their place. I hope that the reopening of this service will provide some extra peace of mind to many residents.”

Routine property repairs and maintenance work already pre-booked at council-owned properties will also restart.


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