If you are considering sub-letting part of your home or taking in a lodger, please ensure you familiarise yourself with our sub-letting and lodging rules to make sure you do not breach your tenancy conditions.
Sub-letting is where someone has exclusive use of all or part of your home. If you’re an Assured tenant (but not an Assured Shorthold tenant), you’re allowed to sub-let part of your home, providing you get our written permission first.
You are not allowed to move out and sub-let your home to someone else. If you do this, you’re committing tenancy fraud and we will take steps to bring the tenancy to an end.
A lodger is usually someone who rents a room in your home and shares your kitchen or bathroom. They don’t have private use of any part of your home – for example, because you can enter their bedroom to clean it. As a Chorus Homes tenant, you can have a lodger, but you must not overcrowd your home. Please contact your Neighbourhood Officer to complete a Lodger Declaration form.
If you sub-let or have a lodger, and you claim Housing Benefit, you must tell your council. The amount of benefit you get may be reduced.
Chorus Homes News
20 Jun 19
At Drovers Place, you can choose from one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom houses, available for shared ownership
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17 Jun 19
Luminus, part of the Places for People Group, has rebranded and become Chorus Homes.Find out more
16 Jan 20
Chorus Homes is installing Wi-Fi in its accommodation for older people, enabling residents to interact with friends and family.Find out more
30 Aug 19
Chorus Homes’ Ferry Project has been announced as a finalist in two categories at the prestigious 2019 Women in Housing Awards. The project is up for two awards in the ‘Woman of the Year: Homelessness/Care and support’ and ‘Improving the Lives of Women or Communities Award (large)’ categories, beating off competition from throughout the UK.Find out more