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Welcome to the

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.

Essential System Maintenance – Saturday 25th October 2014

The home choice website will be down for essential maintenance on Saturday 25th October 2014. The estimated down time is 4 hours and will begin at 9am. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

PROPERTY RENTAL

Properties available for rent are advertised on a weekly basis online, in the Southern Reporter and in SBHA offices. (Please note properties may be subject to change).

Once you have registered you can bid for up to 5 properties per week. Advertisements will be available from 12 noon every Monday apart from the Christmas and New Year period.

PROPERTIES FOR IMMEDIATE LET

To view further details of our currently available properties, click the “download PDF” link alongside the property you are interested in, which will then open up in a new window.

30 Muthag Street, Selkirk (1 bed flat, newly refurbished) – download PDF
Properties available for Immediate Let – Hawick and surrounding areas’ – download PDF

REGISTER NOW

To register CLICK HERE, you can also call in at any SBHA Office to collect a form or contact us and request a form be sent to you.

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.

Home Swapper

PARKING

Sick of never being able to find a parking space?
SBHA has a selection of GARAGES available for rent NOW in areas throughout the Scottish Borders. Interested? Please call us now for further details.

Galashiels Office:
2-12 Church Street, Galashiels TD1 3JN  Tel: 01896 662870
Selkirk Head Office:
South Bridge House, Whinfield Road, Selkirk TD7 5DT   Tel: 01750 724444
Hawick Office:
West Port, Hawick TD9 0BG  Tel: 01450 360650

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