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How to apply to Home Options

We have more people on our housing register than properties available, meaning it's not possible to re-house everyone who applies and it may take a significant amount of time for those that we do re-house.

Please read our guide to applying online [79KB]  and provide as much information as possible so we can deal with your application quickly.

Please note that High Peak Borough Council and other housing associations may charge rent in advance.

Adding evidence to support your Home Options application

Using our form you can upload your evidence online so you don't need to bring it in to one of our offices. You can even take a picture of the evidence and upload it - have a quick look at our guide to taking pictures of evidence here. [1MB]

Upload evidence to support your application here

Help guides and frequently asked questions about Home Options are available here

What other housing options available to me?

There are a number of different housing options, depending upon your circumstances.

Apply to Housing associations

Housing association vacant properties are also included and advertised on Home Options. You can apply directly to the different housing associations (listed below) that own properties within High Peak and have their own separate housing registers.

Mutual Exchange

Mutual exchange is available for existing public sector tenants.

Visit the Exchange Locata website for more information and to advertise your property. Your landlord may also subscribe to other mutual exchange schemes - ask them for details.

Mutual exchange is available for existing public sector tenants.

Finding Private Rented accommodation

Where should I look?

What payments will I have to make and what help is available?

Signing a tenancy agreement

Help with furnishings/ white goods?

The 'Access to the Private Rented Sector Project' provides the following services to anyone who may be urgently seeking housing and threatened with homelessness.

  • Help to find affordable accommodation
  • Rent Deposit Bond
  • Pre Tenancy Training - to prepare for tenancy management and responsibilities (i.e. budgeting)
  • Tenancy Support -help to set up and maintain a tenancy

Other options available:

The housing advice service provide advice and assistance to those that may bethreatened with homelessness