Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

This information will be updated quarterly.

On 1st April 2020 there were a total of 3,775 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

285 333 71 835

2 Beds

243 327 267 42 879

3 Beds

112 110 73 29 324

4 Beds

43

43

17

7 110

5 Beds

10 5 5 0 20

Unknown

77 926 372 232 1,607

TOTAL

626 1,696 1,067 386 3,775

 

Out of the total applicants:

  • 332 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 Armed Forces Covenant
  • 421 have a working star
  • 5 have a volunteering star
  • 66 require properties with wheelchair access

Since January 1st 743 new applicants have been accepted onto the register.

Properties let during the last 3 months

In the three months from 1st January to 31st March 144 properties were let. 
This brings the total number of lettings since April 2019 to 759.
The table below shows the 144 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

 

 

0 bed

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

7

0

0

0

0

0

7

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

18

9

0

0

0

27

Flats (including Older Persons)

0

57 22 1

0

0

80

Houses

0

0

7 19 2 0 28

Maisonettes

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

TOTAL

7

75 39 21 2 0 144

 

Of the 144 lettings, 51 were made to homeless applicants. 
This brings the total number of lettings to homeless applicants since April 2019 to 217.
The table below shows the 51 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

 

 

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

Bedsits

0

0

0

0

0 0 0

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

2 0 0 0 0 2

Flats (including Older Persons)

0 8 20 0 0 0 28

Houses

0 0 5 14 1 0 20

Maisonettes

0 0 1 0 0 0 1

TOTAL

0 10 26 14 1 0 51

 

In addition to the above lettings, 20 mutual exchanges took place between 1st January and 31st March 2020.

During the same period, 35 applicants on the Housing Register were housed by other Registered Social Landlords.

Housing stock at 1st April 2020

 

0 bed

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

223

0

0

0

0

0

223

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

889

688 18 2 1 1,598

Flats (including Older Persons)

0

3,215 1,231 31 1 0 4,478

Houses

0

2

1,682

2,910

198

114

4,906

Maisonettes

0

0

58

97

4

0

159

TOTAL

223

4,106 3,659 3,056 205 115 11,364

 

 

Average weekly rents at 1st April 2020

 

Social Rent Properties

Affordable Rent Properties

Social Rent Average £

Affordable Rent Average

Bedsits

223

0

£65.62

-

1 bedroom

4,038 68

£78.15

£113.47

2 bedroom

3,617

42

£93.77

£143.83

3 bedroom

3,002

54

£100.56

£145.96

4 bedroom

202

3

£107.25

£140.85

5 bedroom

114

1

£116.50

£214.45

TOTAL

11,196

168

 

 

 

 

Right to Buy

Between 1st January and 31st March 2020, the following properties were sold under Right to Buy:

 

0 beds

1 beds

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Bungalows

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Flats

0

9

1 0

0

0

10

Houses

0

0

11 13 1 0

25

Maisonettes

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

TOTAL

1

9 12 13 1 0 36

 

This brings the total number of properties sold under Right to Buy since 1st April to 125.