Value Based Lettings (VBL)

Applying for sheltered housing in Bradford

What does it do?

Value based lettings is the name of the computer system used to allocate social housing within the district. Properties are allocated based on the banding and waiting times within the bands.

Not all social landlords are signed up to advertise their vacant housing stock, you may wish to contact those landlords directly.

Who it is for?

Housing owned by Bradford Council and a number of local housing associations can be 'bid' for through the value based lettings system. Those who are considered to be in greatest housing need will be given a higher level of priority. 

Where it is available?

Local service (Bradford).

How to access or apply for it:

To register for the service you need to contact:

Incommunities: 01274 257777
Housing Options: 01274 435999

Your application will be taken over the phone. You will be informed of how long you may wait based on the information provided. A document will be sent to you that must be signed and returned to the Housing team before your application is made active. You can visit the Housing Team at Britannia House Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX (use the entrance on the corner of Bridge Street and Broadway),

What to expect then:

What happens next?
When you are matched to a property the landlord will contact you to arrange a viewing. It is important you continually update your registration with your current address and telephone number so the landlord to contact you.

How long will I wait?
It depends upon your banding, length of time of the list and areas of choice. You will be banded dependent upon your housing need. Due to shortage of housing stock you are advised to look at accommodation in the private rented sector.

How can I get a higher banding?
Your banding is based on the urgency of your housing need. If you require an assessment to determine your housing need you will be referred to Housing Options. You will be expected to provide any proof or information requested by the Housing Options Officer.


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