Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

This information will be updated quarterly.

On 1st April 2019 there were a total of 3,230 people on the housing register. 

The table below shows the total applicants by their needs based banding and bedroom need.

Unknown indicates that an applicant’s bedroom need has not been assessed yet. 

  Emergency Urgent Need Moderate Need Reduced Priority Total
1 Bed 122 226 416 101 865
2 Bed 248 305 294 86 933
3 Bed 77 132 72 41 322
4 Bed 29 34 25 2 90
5 Bed 9 6 4 6 25
Unknown 81 535 225 154 995
Total 566 1238 1036 390 3230
           

 

Out of the total applications:

  • 283 were accepted onto the housing register because Northampton Borough Council has a statutory duty to house them under Section 193 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended)
  • 24 are being considered under the Army Covenant
  • 435 have a working star
  • 8 have a volunteering star
  • 55 require properties with wheelchair access

 

Properties let during the last 12 months

In the twelve months from 1st April to 31st March 2019 686 properties were let. 

The table below shows the properties by type and number of bedrooms.

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 29 0 0 0 0 0 29

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0 74 41 2 1 0 118
Flats (including Older Persons) 0 290 81 2 0 0 373
Houses 0 0 58 91 10 4 163
Maisonettes 0 0 3 8 0 0 11
Total 29 364 183 103 11 4 694

 

In addition to the above lettings, 68 properties were let through mutual exchanges between 1st April and 31st March 2019.

 

Housing stock at 1st April 2019

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 224 0 0 0 0 0 224
Bungalows (including Older Persons) 0 880 688 18 2 0 1588
Flats (including Older Persons) 0 3268 1211 22 1 0 4502
Houses 0 0 1693 2922 203 114 4932
Maisonettes 0 0 61 112 4 0 177
Total 224 4148 3653 3074 210 114 11423

 

Average weekly rents at 1st April 2019

  Social Rent  Affordable Rent

Social Rent Average 

Affordable Rent Average

Bedsits 224 0 £64.02 -
1 Bed 4098 50 £75.59 £107.72
2 Bed 3642 11 £90.43 £127.55
3 Bed 3044 30 £96.66 £129.82
4 Bed 205 5 £107.31 £132.78
5 Bed 114 0 £107.64 -
Total 11327 96 - -

 

Right to Buy

Between April 1st 2018 and 31st March 2019 the following properties were sold under Right to Buy:

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bungalows 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Flats 0 31 13 0 0 0 44
Houses 0 0 22 46 6 0 74
Maisonettes 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
Total 2 31 38 48 6 0 125