Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

On 30th June 2022 there were a total of 2,888 applicants 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 130 247 398 113 888
2 bed 117 276 271 57 721
3 bed 34 109 69 27 239
4 bed 17 41 18 7 83
5 bed 7 14 3 2 26
Unknown 53 471 222 185 931
TOTAL 358 1,158 981 391 2,888

Out of the total applicants:

  • 123 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)

  • 8 are being considered under the Armed Forces Covenant

  • 385 have a working star

  • 1 has a volunteering star

  • 31 require properties with wheelchair access

Since April 1st 2022, 784 new applicants have been accepted onto the register.

In the 3 months from 1st April 2022 to 30st June 2022, 167 properties were let. The table below shows the 167 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

  0 bed 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed TOTAL
Bedsits 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bungalows (inc. older persons) 0 10 11 1 0 0 22
Flats (inc. older persons) 0 53 26 0 0 0 79
Houses 0 0 16 30 4 1 51
Maisonettes 0 4 2 2 0 0 8
TOTAL 7 67 55 33 4 1 167

Of the 167 lettings, 31 were made to homeless applicants.

The table below shows the 31 properties by type and number of bedrooms.

 

0 bed

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Bedsits

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Flats (including Older Persons)

0

14

5

0

0

0

19

Houses

0

0

6

2

1

0

9

Maisonettes

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

0

16

11

3

1

1

31

In addition to the above lettings, 19 properties were let by mutual exchange between 1st April 2022 and 30th June 2022.

During the same period, 69 applicants on the Housing Register were housed by other Registered Social Landlords.

 

Housing stock at 30th June 2022

The table below shows the properties managed by NPH including 46 specialist supported properties in three housing schemes. 

Residents for these schemes are chosen by Social Services and have care packages in place to support independent living. 

NPH have no nomination rights for who is allocated into these schemes and we cannot allocate from the general waiting list.

 

Bedsits

1 bed

2 beds

3 beds

4 beds

5 beds

TOTAL

Supported properties

18 28 0 0 0 0 46

Bedsits

223

0

0

0

0

0

223

Bungalows

0

911

687

22

2

1

1,623

Flats 

0

3,222

1,256

31

1

0

4,510

Houses

0

23

1,673

2,850

202

114

4,862

Maisonettes

0

10

60

90

4

0

164

TOTAL

241

4,194

3,676

2,993

209

115

11,428

 

Average weekly rents at 1st July 2022 (excluding the 47 specialist supported properties)

 

Social Rent Properties

Affordable Rent Properties

Social Rent Average £

Affordable Rent

Average £

Bedsits

223

0

£69.40

N/A

1 bedroom

4,015

151

£81.81

£128.23

2 bedrooms

3,534

142

£98.54

£159.63

3 bedrooms

2,911

82

£105.55

£162.33

4 bedrooms

198

11

£116.34

£181.32

5 bedrooms

113

2

£123.1

£192.54

TOTAL

10,994

388

 

 

 

Right to Buy

Between 1st April 2022 and 30th June 2022, 23 properties were sold under Right to Buy:

 

0 beds

1 bed

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

1

6

0

0

0

7

Houses

0

0

3

12

1

0

16

Maisonettes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

0

1

9

12

1

0

23