The Council will issue all new general needs tenancies from 1 April 2013 as flexible tenancies on five year terms. New tenants will also still have to first complete a 12 month Introductory Tenancy.
The Council has decided to make an exception for sheltered housing properties. These properties will continue to be let on lifetime tenancies.
Tenants with a flexible tenancy will have most of the same rights as current secure 'lifetime' tenants, with the main exception being the fixed term.
All flexible tenancies will be reviewed towards the end of the tenancy period. In the majority of cases we expect there will be no changes and the tenancy will be renewed for another five years. If the tenant’s circumstances have changed, or there are concerns around behaviour, the tenancy may be ended or renewed for a shorter term. In some circumstances a different property may be offered.
For further details see the Council’s Tenancy Strategy webpage:
We aim to give you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week. The first day of advertising will be on a Friday, the last day will be on a Wednesday.
You will not be able to bid or view properties on a Thursday.
You must then tell us which properties you are interested in. This process is known as bidding. You may only bid for a property if your application has been accepted onto our housing register. Your 'bid' must be registered by midnight on a Wednesday. You will be able to bid for up to three properties each week.
Our website is packed with useful information to help you find a suitable home. You can use this website to:
If you have been unable to log in please contact us as soon as possible. There may be an error with your registration number or your application may have been suspended due to lack of current information.
Property Information Line 08459 400 473
Take down the Reference number of any properties you are interested in, make sure you have your logging in details to hand, and then call
Property Bidding Line 0845 270 1908
All calls are charged at local rates
If you or someone you know would like help to use Homechoice please contact our Housing Needs Section on 01883 732825.
As you may already know we are also working in partnership with three other authorities – Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley and Reigate & Banstead – on East Surrey HomeChoice.
The aim of East Surrey HomeChoice is to help housing register and transfer applicants apply for social rented homes in any of the four East Surrey areas.
Up to ten percent of all social rented homes that become available each year will be advertised as East Surrey HomeChoice properties and be available for moves across the council boundaries.
This scheme works in much the same way as Tandridge HomeChoice. Available properties are advertised weekly and eligible applicants will be able to bid for these homes. You will see these properties listed as ‘Sub-regional CBL’ when you search for properties on the Tandridge HomeChoice website or in newsletters.
Some information on this site is in PDF format (Portable Document Format) To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.