Our Lettings Policy

We manage the housing register and let council houses on behalf of Barnsley Council.

The Housing Register is a list of people who want to be re-housed by Barnsley Council, it’s also known as “The Waiting List”. People can also join the waiting list if they want to be put forward to a housing association. The waiting list works under under a set of rules known as the Lettings Policy which meets the regulations in the Housing Act 1996, The Homelessness Act 2002 and any guidance received from Central Government. It is also supported by a Code of Guidance which helps our staff deal with all housing applications in a fair and consistent way.

The information in this section we tell you much more information about joining the list and getting rehoused.