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Update to the Allocations Policy

Published: Thursday 25 March 2021

Sheffield City Council has updated it's Allocations Policy at Section 7.8. These changes relate solely to the letting of extra care, older persons independent living with care and supported accommodation.

A copy of the Allocations Policy can be found on the Sheffield Property Shop or the Council's website.

Have Your Say

Published: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Have your say on how we let social housing in the future. We are looking at making some changes to the way we let Sheffield’s social housing, to better meet the needs of our customers and the demand in our city.

We want to gather as much feedback as possible on the proposals so please spare 15 minutes if you can to complete our survey.

It is available here:

Providing ID and a Reference

Published: Tuesday 16 February 2021

Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council announced that we would not require identification and a landlord reference to join the Housing Register due to the closure of our in-person access points. The Council advised that these would be requested at a later date.

We are now in a position to restart this process and we we will now be asking you to submit these documents to us digitally through email. All new applications will now require identification and a landlord reference before they can be activated. If you have have already submitted an application which we have yet to process, we will contact you by letter if you need to submit your documents along with details of how to do this.

In addition to this, if you have submitted a change in circumstances on your application which would require identification to be provided and we have not yet processed this, you will need to submit your documents to us through email by 31/03/2021. If these are not received, we will reverse the changes you have made and you would need to re-submit these at a later date.

Further guidance on how to submit your documents can be found here. If we do not receive your documents, your application may be cancelled (except for changes in circumstances which will be reverted) therefore it is important that you do this within the timescales provided.

Advert Error - 47717

Published: Monday 25 January 2021

Advert 47717  - Cycle 07/01/2021.

On the above date, the Council listed an advert (reference 47717) for bidding. Due to an administration error, this advert described the properties as both two and three bedroom houses in different parts of the advert. This error unfortunately left some applicants unable to bid on the properties and as a result, the affected properties could not proceed to offer stage.

The properties are in fact three bedroom houses and have been re-advertised correctly on the 21/01/2021. All applicants who still wish to be considered and are eligible to do so, must place bids on these new adverts. The previous shortlist will not be considered.

Please accept our apologies for the error and for any inconvenience caused.

Annual Renewal Updates

Published: Monday 14 September 2020

From 17th September 2020 we will be re-instating the review of the SCC Housing Register which has been on hold since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. This means we will be asking everyone who has an application for social housing with Sheffield City Council to log on, check their details and make any necessary updates. Not all renewals will be due at the same time, your renewal date is determined by the date you originally registered. If you have a housing application we will contact you by letter giving you instructions on how to complete the renewal. You must complete this within the specified timescale which is normally 28 days from the date on the letter.

The letter also explains that we will ask you to renew your application every 12 months on the anniversary date of your application. We will write to you as a reminder so please ensure your correspondence address is kept up to date.

To login to your account you will need your housing application number which is included on the renewals letter. You will also need your memorable date and there is a facility on the Sheffield Property Shop website which will allow you to reset this if you have forgotten it. You can contact us on 0114 2930000 if you have any queries regarding the renewals process.

Please Note: You do not need to provide identification documents for this renewal regardless of the updates you make, even if the system tells you that you do or this is stated in an email you receive. This is due to the current closure of 'in-person' access points as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Your updates will be processed without identification and you can check progress by logging into your account. If you are made a property offer you will be asked for all the required ID at that point.