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Housing association properties

Wyre Forest District Council does not own any housing stock since transferring it to Wyre Forest Community Housing in 2000. All the social housing in the district is owned by Housing Associations that are also known as Registered Providers.

Repairs to Housing Association Properties

If you rent your property from a Housing Association then your Housing Association is responsible for making sure:

  • the structure of your property is kept in good condition – this includes the walls, ceiling, roof and windows
  • gas and electricity appliances work safely

Your housing association will have a published policy setting out the timescales in which it will carry out different types of repairs. 

Your housing association isn’t responsible for all repairs and maintenance. You’re likely to be responsible for things like:

  • fixing a curtain or shower rail
  • getting keys cut if you lose them
  • arranging and paying for any damage you or your visitors have caused in your home to be put right

In the first instance, you should contact your Housing Association to complete any repairs.

Working in Partnership

The Council works with its partner Housing Associations to help provide affordable housing - both rented and shared ownership (part rent/part mortgage) -  for people in housing need. We also work with the Homes and Communities Agency who provide funding to Housing Associations to build new homes. In certain circumstances we also provide funding for this purpose.
We also work with developers to build affordable housing through their Section 106 planning obligations. For more information on what we expect from developers and Registered Providers in terms of affordable housing, please see our Affordable Housing SPD (Supplementary Planning Documents).
Affordable Housing in rural areas is normally reserved for those with a local connection to the Parish. For more information please see our Local Connection Policy.

 All the social rented properties to let in the District are advertised through Home Choice Plus.
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