Advice is available to help you stay in your home, visit our housing issues and advice pages.
There is a high demand for social housing in our district and our Housing Allocation Policy sets out how we give priority in South Kesteven. Once you have submitted your housing application we will complete an assessment and be in touch with you. This can take up to 30 days.
Please note we are changing the way you apply for social housing with us, or advise us of overcrowding concerns or medical conditions relevant to your housing needs. Our housing register application, medical self-assessment and overcrowding forms are now available online.
As part of our housing register process you will need to supply photo identification for each adult on your housing application, and a birth certificate for each child. You will also need to provide copies of all household income (e.g. payslips), and evidence of any benefits you are in receipt of. Please ensure you have this evidence before you apply. All evidence will need to be upload at the time you make your application. Failure to do this will result in long delays. Please include your 5 year address history on the application or it can not be processed.
If you do not supply the information required, your application cannot be processed, and will be deleted after 28 days.
Please find our FAQ's here.
Please note you will need to set up a customer account with us to apply for any of these services.
The account needs to be in the name of the person applying for these services, or we will not be able to process the application.
Please be aware that when you sign up for a social housing tenancy (housing association and council) you may be asked to pay up to four weeks rent in advance. If you cannot pay this, you risk losing your offer of social housing. However there is help available provided you are eligible:
- if you claim housing benefit already you may be able to claim assistance with the first months rent through a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). See further information and apply online >>
Alternatively the Lincolnshire Credit Union may be able to assist with an affordable loan. For more information call 01522 845100 or visit the Lincolnshire Credit Union website >>
Use this to join our Housing Register
Change of circumstances
Use this to report any changes that we may need to be aware of
Medical self assessment
If you develop a health condition, or an existing condition becomes worse, and is adversely affected by your living conditions, please complete a Medical Self-Assessment form.
Are you living in overcrowded accommodation?
Whether or not you are 'overcrowded' depends on the size of your home as well as who lives with you. In order for us to decide whether you should be awarded a rehousing priority, we need to assess whether you are "overcrowded" based on a room standard and space standards set out in the Housing Act 1985 part X.