This information is for:
Adactus Housing Association, Beech Housing Association, Chorley Community Housing

Overview

The members of the Adactus Group Structure let over 1,000 homes every year.

Each week, we have a number of readily available homes that are available to let now.  This list is updated at least every week when new homes are added and you can either check for new properties online or by using the connect service to contact us. Check out the eligibility criteria for these homes, they'll be stated on the advertised property.

To rent one of our other properties you will need to first make a housing application either to us to join our waiting list or to your local authority who can nominate you to us typically through what's called a Choice-Based Lettings scheme.

There are currently five main ways to access our homes:-

  • If you wish to live within the City of Manchester, through Manchester City Council's Choice-Based Lettings scheme called Manchester Homefinder.
  • If you wish to live within Chorley Borough, South Ribble or Preston City, through their Choice-Based Lettings scheme called Select Move.
  • If you wish to live within Sefton Borough, through their Choice-Based Lettings scheme called Homesearch
  • Throughout Greater Manchester, by using Pinpoint, a Choice-Based Lettings scheme.
  • For all other areas where we have stock, you will need to register for rehousing with us directly.  To do this, either contact us or download and complete our housing application form.

 

To be eligible to apply to us you need to be:

  • 18 years or older (or over 16, subject to a separate assessment).
  • A UK Citizen or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Where our properties are

The housing association members of the Adactus Group Structure own property throughout the North West of England and you can apply for as many areas as you like. 

In the map below, darker colours show our concentrations of property where properties are likely to become available more often.   If you apply for several areas you will have a better chance of a property becoming available sooner.

 

 

  Key for property location map  

What we charge in rent

Typical average weekly rents are:

 

Example property

Typical rent

Sheltered property £97pw (including service charges)

 

General needs one bed property

£66pw

General needs two bed property

 

£69pw

General needs three bed property 

£76pw

We also offer some Affordable Rent tenancies within AHA.  These rents are typically charged at 80% of the market rate in that particular area.

How we assess how many bedrooms you need

We seek to ensure that best use is made of our stock and that bedrooms are utilised where practicable.  The following guide is useful in determining the size of home you can apply for.

 

Property Size

With Children

Without Children

Studio

Not eligible

Single person or couple

One Bedroom

Not eligible

Single person or couple

Two Bedrooms

Expecting child, one child, or two children if same sex

Two people sharing

Three Bedrooms

Two or three children

Three people sharing

Four or more Bedrooms

Three or more children

Four people sharing

Types of property you can apply for

We manage the following types of properties:

  • Mainly two and three bed houses for families, with some four, five and six bed houses
  • Studio apartments and one or two-bed flats for singles or couples
  • Sheltered Housing and Retirement Living for older people.
  • 1, 2 or 3 bed bungalows

All of our properties have fitted kitchens and bathrooms. Some have gardens, intruder alarms and warden call systems.  All of our properties (apart from some supported accommodation) are unfurnished.

How our homes are allocated

Our homes are primarily allocated on a needs basis, with applicants who have greater needs receiving increased priority.  In addition to this, we also operate a number of Local Lettings Policies.  This allows us to make rehousing offers that fit with local community needs, for example we can offer in these areas priority to working households and people with community connections.

 

We have nominations agreements with all Local Authorities where we have stock and a number of our empty homes are set aside for nominations from Local Authorities such as Manchester City Council, Chorley Borough Council and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council.  This ensures that reasonable preference is given to applicants in greatest need such as homelessness applicants, people fleeing Domestic Violence, overcrowding and applicants with medical needs. 

When an allocation is made, either through a nomination or a direct offer from us, we aim to develop stable communities and that preference is also given to applicants with a local connection to the area, either through work and family connections. 

Our Works Standard

When one of our homes becomes empty, we carry out refurbishment works to ensure it meets our agreed Relet Standard.  Most if not all works are completed when the property is empty, including replacement of kitchens and bathrooms where necessary.  In most instances, we also offer a moving in decorating package, whereby decorating vouchers worth up to £280 (for a three bedroomed house) are provided.

The Offer and Let Interview

When a property becomes empty, we endeavour to offer it out as soon as possible.  The initial offer is made on a 'provisional' basis in that we occassionally have to withdraw an offer if for example the outgoing tenant withdraws their notice, or in emergency circumstances such as fire or flood where we need to urgently rehouse a tenant.

Once the offer of accommodation is confirmed, we will invite you in for a Let Interview where final eligibility checks are made and keys released.  This interview typically takes around 1 hour where the Tenancy Agreement (the contract between the Association and you) is explained.

We understand and appreciate that moving into a new home and settling down in a new area or environment can be challenging.  We therefore offer a post-Let support package where Lettings Officers call within the first six weeks to check things are going well and further visits / support can be arranged where needed.  A standard support checklist is completed.