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Welcome to

SBHA HomeChoice

SBHA HomeChoice is a “Choice Based Lettings” scheme which offers people who want to rent a property more choice over the type of home and area they live in.

HOMES TO RENT

Properties available for rent are advertised on a weekly basis online, in the Southern Reporter, Hawick News, Hawick Paper and in our SBHA offices.

Once you have registered you can bid for up to 5 properties per week.

Property adverts are available from 12 noon every Monday.

You can bid for properties at any time of day up to the advertised closing time, either on the Homechoice website or by calling 0845 873 6464 to use the automated bidding service. Bids received by both these routes are instantly recorded.

More properties are also advertised on Gumtree and on Moving Soon.

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 Our current list of properties that are available for immediate let can be found here. For more information or have any general enquiries about your application please call 01750 724484.

 

Please note, viewing of advertised properties is not permitted without prior arrangement with SBHA

REGISTER NOW

To register CLICK HERE, contact us to request a form be sent to you or call us on 01750 724444

From 3rd October, our office hours at Galashiels and Hawick will be changing.

At our Galashiels office on Wednesdays, you can get advice on how to register and bid for a home. Appointments available 9am-5pm. Our Hawick office will be closed on Wednesdays.

At our Hawick office on Thursdays, you can get advice on how to register and bid for a home. Appointments available 9am-5pm. Our Galashiels office will be closed on Thursdays

To book an appointment call our solutions team on 01750 724444.

 

An exciting Opportunity to rent a brand new home

SBHA is building 4 new family homes in Torwoodlee Road, Galashiels.  They all have 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 single) and are suitable for up to 5 people

  • Brand new kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms, heating systems, solar panels for high energy efficiency
  • Rent – £95.21
  • EPC – B
  • Fresh Neutral decor
  • Bright airy rooms
  • Built in wardrobes
  • Floor coverings in the bathroom and kitchen areas
  • Good storage within the properties
  • Garden
  • Garden On street parking

If you are interested in living in this new development then bid for the property in our advert 8a Torwoodlee Road, Galashiels.  The four properties will be allocated from all the bids received for this property

 

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORMS

If you or a member of your household’s health is affected by your present housing situation, you can complete a Health Assessment form to submit with your housing application. You can download the form here or contact any SBHA Office and request a form be sent to you.

MUTUAL EXCHANGE

Want to move home? Mutual exchange might be the answer Mutual exchange is where a tenant effectively ‘swaps’ homes by finding another tenant who wants to exchange properties.

Swapping with another tenant

The tenant you swap with can be from another housing association or local authority home anywhere in the UK. But both landlords need to give their permission for the move to go ahead. You can try to arrange a mutual exchange through a variety of ways including word of mouth, advertising in newspapers or postcards in shop windows. Mutual Exchange is especially useful for tenants who: – Are interested in moving to a new area – Want to find a more suitable home – Need a smaller or larger home – Want to avoid a lengthy wait for a transfer – Would like to be able to inspect the other property thoroughly. All tenants have a legal right to ask for a mutual exchange and we will not unreasonably refuse permission. However, there are some reasons why you may not be able to exchange.

HomeSwapper

To make it easier for you we have joined HomeSwapper, the UK’s biggest online mutual exchange scheme. HomeSwapper can be used to help you find an exchange in the Borders or anywhere else in the UK and is now free for all SBHA tenants to use.

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