Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

This information will be updated quarterly.

On 1 October 2019 there were a total of 3,304 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

141

249 370 63 823

2 Beds

238 292 266 34 830

3 Beds

96 131 19 6 321

4 Beds

35

31

19

6 91

5 Beds

8 6 6 1 21

Unknown

78 706 274 160 1,218

TOTAL

596 1,415 1,004 289 3,304

 

Out of the total applicants:

  • 303 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)
  • 18 are being considered under the Army Covenant
  • 417 have a working star
  • 6 have a volunteering star
  • 63 require properties with wheelchair access

Since 1 July 694 new applicants have been accepted onto the register.

Properties let during the last 3 months

In the three months from 1 July to 30 September 2019 210 properties were let. 
This brings the total number of lettings since April 2019 to 418.
The table below shows the 210 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

 

 

0 bed

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

9

0

0

0

0

0

9

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

17

9

0

0

0

26

Flats (including Older Persons)

0

66 49 6

0

0

121

Houses

0

0

18 30 1 4 53

Maisonettes

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

9

83 77 36 1 4 210

 

Of the 210 lettings, 68 were made to homeless applicants. 
This brings the total number of lettings to homeless applicants since April to 110.
The table below shows the 68 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

 

 

0 bed 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed TOTAL

Bedsits

2

0

0

0

0 0 2

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

1 0 0 0 0 1

Flats (including Older Persons)

0 8 19 0 0 0 27

Houses

0 0 14 20 1 2 37

Maisonettes

0 0 1 0 0 0 1

TOTAL

2 9 34 20 1 2 68

 

 

In addition to the above lettings, 13 mutual exchanges took place between 1 July and 30 September 2019 involving 27 applicants.

During the same period, 16 applicants on the Housing Register were housed by other Registered Social Landlords.

Housing stock at 1 October 2019

 

 

0 bed

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

224

0

0

0

0

0

224

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

883

689 18 2 1 1,593

Flats (including Older Persons)

0

3,228 1,233 29 1 0 4,491

Houses

0

0

1,681

2,904

201

114

4,900

Maisonettes

0

0

59

105

4

0

168

TOTAL

224

4,111 3,662 3,056 208 115 11,376

 

 

Average weekly rents at 1 October 2019

 

 

Social Rent Properties

Affordable Rent Properties

Social Rent Average £

Affordable Rent Average

Bedsits

224

0

£63.81

-

1 bedroom

4,055 56

£76.56

£109.74

2 bedroom

3,624

20

£90.76

£136.30

3 bedroom

3,023

33

£96.77

£130.51

4 bedroom

203

5

£107.30

£132.78

5 bedroom

114

1

£113.44

£208.81

TOTAL

11,261

115

 

 

 

 

Right to Buy

Between 1 July and 30 September 2019, the following properties were sold under Right to Buy:

 

 

0 beds

1 beds

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bungalows

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Flats

0

7

3 2

0

0

12

Houses

0

0

9 10 0 0

19

Maisonettes

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

TOTAL

0

7 12 13 0 0 32

 

This brings the total number of properties sold under Right to Buy since 1 April to 62.