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New Applicants

If you are new to New Charter, there are three simple steps you will need to follow to apply for a New Charter home.

How to apply

Keys to Your Door

Moving into your first home is really exciting, but can be a difficult time as well.

To help make the move as smooth as possible, we’ve developed a pre-tenancy training programme designed especially for people aged 18-39 applying for their first home.

To complete the course, you will need to take part in the following modules:

  • Make your home work
  • It's all about the money
  • Who do you want to be?
  • Have pride in your pad
  • Communities

Once you have completed all the modules, you will be awarded 'Community Contribution' to help you when you apply for a home with us.

Find out more about 'Community Contribution'.

This course is FREE and we’ve already had some great feedback from people who’ve taken part. For more information, please call us on 0161 331 2000.

Rent in advance

When you are offered a New Charter home, you will be required to pay two week’s ‘rent in advance’ before you sign for the tenancy. This will apply even if you are entitled to Housing Benefit.  

The actual amount you need to pay will depend on the property you are offered. You will get an idea of what the rent will be when you make a bid on a property.

You need to be ready to make this payment when you are offered a property, so you might want to begin to save up now to make sure you will have the money available. If you don’t already have a bank account, you could contact Cash Box Credit Union to open a savings account. You can contact Cash Box on 0161 342 3266 or through their website www.cashbox.org.uk

When we write to you to confirm that we are offering you a tenancy you must make this payment and you must bring your receipt to your sign up appointment with us. 

If you would like some further advice about renting a home with us and the likely cost, please contact our Pre-Tenancy Support Team on 0161 331 2000

Can you afford a tenancy?

Use our 'Budget Planner' to help get an estimate of the costs.

Two’s Company

Have you thought about cutting costs by sharing a home with a friend or family member? If so, our ‘Two’s Company’ scheme could be the answer.

View 'Two's Company' FAQs online
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