New-look and improved website to help find available council houses

It will now be easier to find and apply for a council house in Tamworth thanks to an improved and more user friendly website – ‘Finding a home; choice based letting service.’

Tamworth Borough Council’s Housing Options Team will be launching an enhanced version of its website next week, dedicated to help people find a new council home in the Tamworth area.

The new look website will deliver an improved experience for anyone viewing the site. An updated layout will make it easy for applicants to navigate around the page, browse the site and place bids on available properties. It will also be available to view on a mobile phone or tablet, providing a more user friendly app.

Additional key benefits of the new site include: clearer layout for garages available; enhanced Google maps feature to allow a quick and easy location finder; clearer directions for registering and logging into an account; accurate personal details process and improved featured property advertising.

Applicants will have the opportunity to view the full range of all available properties including access to useful information about housing in Tamworth by visiting the Council’s ‘Finding a Home’ website at www.findingahometamworth.co.uk

Free computer access is available for customers to use within the Council’s reception area including help and assistance for our Customer Services staff.

Cllr Michelle Thurgood, Cabinet member for Housing Services and Neighbourhoods, said “The improved website will make it even easier now for applicants to look for a new council home and find all the information on a property before making any decisions about which properties to bid for. The navigation screen allows a more user friendly approach and enables people to find and select properties.

“Tamworth Borough Council’s Housing Options Team has been working hard to ensure that this site makes it easy for anyone using the internet to search for a new home and can also be viewed at any time, any place with the new mobile and tablet app.”

If you are not on the housing register, you can apply anytime by filling in a form, available to download via Tamworth Borough Council website: www.tamworth.gov.uk/do-it-online.