Please contact a member of staff on 01803 863550 if you require any advice on housing. However, from 23 January 2010 Devon moves to a Choice Based Lettings system, more details can be found at www.southhams.gov.uk/20090722_dhc_leaflet_proof2.pdf
The Association does not have open waiting lists and therefore we do not take direct applications.
The Association, in partnership with South Hams District Council are offering homes for rent at 80% of local market rents. These are local family homes purchased off the open market especially for people who would not normally have access to social housing. Rents in Totnes would typically be around £520 for 2 bed house or flat and up to £620 for a three bedroomed house. All properties are brought up to the association's lettings standard and are well maintained. We do not insist on a deposit 'up front', just that tenants pay one months advance rent. These properties are available for long term rental. Please contact Michelle Smith to register your interest or check your eligibility to rent under the SHIRE scheme.
For all other housing opportunities see below:
From January 2010, Devon including South Hams is moving to a choice based lettings system - follow the link for more information www.southhams.gov.uk/20090722_dhc_leaflet_proof2.pdf
Government Home Purchase Initiatives are schemes which help people to buy their own home.
For more information on these initiatives scheme please follow the links below
Leaving home or deciding to move to a new home is something that we all do at some stage in our lives. However for many people changing their home environment can be very difficult with lots of problems to face and responsibilities to take on. Some people face eviction from their landlords be it, through a Housing Association or a private landlord.
Whatever the reason, you need to ensure that you are being treated fairly and legally. This is where the South Hams District Council Housing Advice service can be a useful point of contact for information. This can range from being homeless, suffering from domestic violence to providing advice on housing related problems or problems with your landlords or tenant. Whatever the problem, the Housing Advice Centre is a free, confidential service which will discuss your needs with you in deciding your best available housing option.
Getting advice, and the right advice is vital.
Telephone 01803 861234
Monday to Thursdays from 9am to 5pm, Friday from 9am to 4.30pm
For emergency contact out of hours contact 01803 867034
Or write to
South Hams District Council
|General Needs Flats
|General Needs Bungalows
|General Needs Houses
|Residential Care Home
|Sheltered Housing Units (one bedroom)||22|
|Owned but not managed properties||10|
|Affordable Housing Units (at 80% market rents)15 x 2 and 3 bed house let on shorthold tenancies||15|
|Supported Housing (Learning Disability)||1|
|Managed but not owned properties||33|
|Leased family housing (10 years from 2011)||11|
10, 1 and 2 bed flats (learning disabilities)
2 x two bed falts and 1 threee bed flat
1 rural 3 bed house
8 three bed houses
Rehabilitation and conversion of former school into
3 four bed and 3 three bed houses
Total Units (by March 14)