Housing

Housing is one of the Council's high priorities and we are working to provide access to decent and affordable housing for local people and key workers.

The council offers impartial advice on a range of housing options and issues for landlords, tenants and property owners. Information includes tenancy rights, poor housing conditions, rent and mortgage problems and relocation. We can also advise on housing benefit / universal credit. Please complete the Housing Options Wizard to get a personalised housing options action plan.

Woking Borough Council is a landlord partner with Homeswapper, the UKs largest national mutual exchange service, which allows tenants to register for this service for free.

Woking Borough Council maintains a Housing Register of applicants in housing need including Council tenants who wish to transfer to a more suitable home. Through the Housing Register assessment process, applicants housing needs are assessed and a level of priority awarded using a banding system. The level of priority, and time on the Housing Register, informs who is rehoused.

The council offers incentive grants to tenants who are under occupying or who want to down size to a smaller property. The council also offers help, support and advice on Housing Benefit, Benefit Cap or Bedroom subsidy.