Article: Housing Associations
We let homes on behalf of Barnsley Council. We do
this through our Homeseeker housing register.
We also have rights to nominate people who are on the housing
register for certain vacancies in Housing Association properties.
If we do this, it is the Housing Association who will decide
whether to offer you a property.
We do not have the right to nominate to all of their vacancies.
We have the right to nominate to approximately 50% of properties
which become available on each scheme.
How do I apply for a housing association
To be nominated to a Housing Association you must first join our
Homeseeker housing register. Visit the How to join our
Housing Register? for further information.
Where we have a right to nominate to a housing association
vacancy we will advertise the vacancy under our Homeseeker
scheme. Visit our
Homeseeker Vacant Properties page for current
You can also apply direct to the Housing Association to join
their registers. For details visit Housing
Association Useful Links.
We make nominations in line with the Homeseeker Lettings Policy. So we will
nominate the applicant with the highest priority for the area and
property type and who has asked for a nomination.
The Housing Association will consider our nominations and if
they accept our nomination they will contact you to offer you the
Who do I contact about housing association
For help completing an application form please ring your
Connects Office on (01226) 775555.
How can I help you?
If you want to be nominated you will need to tell us on your
How do I get a Housing Application
You can apply to join the
Berneslai Homes housing register online.
All of our leaflets are available from your local Barnsley
We are committed to making sure we provide equal opportunities
in all our services. The Lettings Policy meets the conditions
of equal opportunities law. We will treat everyone equally.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have heard that a Housing Association is building some
new properties. How do I get one of them?
If a Housing Association is building a new development in an
area they will make an agreement with the council for the
proportion of nominations we can make to them. So to be in with a
chance of getting one you will need to either join our Housing
Register or theirs.
Are Housing Association tenancies very
Yes. They are not classed as secure tenancies but they are very
What it the rent like for a Housing Assocaition
The rent may be a little more expensive than for a council
property, but the rent may be covered by Housing Benefit if you
qualify for one.