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Apply for council housing

Can I get a council House?


Can you answer ‘yes’ to the following:

Is your household income under £60,000?

Do you have less than £30,000 in savings?

Have you lived in Waverley for three out of the last five years? Or;

Have you worked over 16 hours a week in Waverley for at least 12 months? Or;

Do you have a close relative (parent, adult son or daughter or adult sibling) that has lived in Waverley for at least last five years?


Can you answer ‘no’ to the following:

Do you have debts to Waverley (Council Tax, Housing Benefit overpayment or rent deposit debts) without a payment plan set up and at least six months payment history?

Are you a home owner?

Have you previously exercised Right to Buy?

Are you Housing Association or council tenant living outside Waverley or a Housing Association tenant in Waverley, where the council does not have nomination rights to the property?


If you meet the above criteria, it is likely that you qualify for council housing. To apply for council, social or sheltered housing you need to join the Housing Register.

Once you are on the Housing Register you can search for homes on Waverley Homechoice


Joining the Housing Register

To join the Housing Register you will need to complete a pre-registration form. If you meet the pre-registration criteria you will be asked to complete the more detailed application form that will be sent to you.

If you are already a council or Housing Association tenant in Waverley and want to move to another property, you also need to join the Housing Register.

You can download and print the pre-registration form.

For further details please visit the Waverley Homechoice website.

Privacy notice

The Privacy notice for Housing Options, Homelessness and the Housing Register explains what happens to the personal information you provide in the applications forms.

Find out about your housing options

If your housing need is more urgent, you can use the Housing Options Wizard to get practical advice about your housing options. 

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