Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Council launches new lettings scheme, promises wider choice

Lancaster City Council has launched Ideal Choice Homes today - a new choice based lettings scheme to make choosing and applying for council accommodation much easier.

The new scheme allows people registered on the city council’s housing register to bid for the properties that they are interested in, subject to eligibility. It includes council and social housing, shared ownership, private rented accommodation and mutual exchange properties.

Vacant properties are advertised on a weekly basis and applicants can express an interest online, via text, by phone or in person at Lancaster or Morecambe Town Halls.

"By bringing together the range of housing options available to local people under one roof, those looking for rented accommodation including council housing will be offered a greater opportunity to find a home of their choice," commented Councillor Karen Leytham, the Council's Cabinet member with responsibility for housing, "and one which fulfils their individual needs."

• To find out more visit www.idealchoicehomes.co.uk or call 01524 582005.

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