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Gateway to Homechoice – Response to Coronavirus

Further to updated Government guidance which was issued on 13 May, we are informing you that we will resume advertising social housing properties on 4 June 2020.

From Thursday 4 June, some available properties will be advertised on the Gateway to Homechoice site while some might also be directly let to applicants who meet criteria stated within the local lettings plan.

To begin with, you will not be able to move across local authority boundaries, unless you have a specific connection to more than one local authority. This is to ensure that each local authority is able to meet its own housing need within its own area and we will let you know when cross-boundary moves are permitted again.

Please also be aware that it may take longer than usual to complete shortlisting over the next few weeks so we ask you to bear with us at this time

If you are invited to view a property and have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 please do not agree to view any properties but instead inform the relevant housing provider that you have these symptoms and that you are self-isolating. Some providers may send you videos/photos of the properties instead of inviting you to view a property in person.

If you viewed a property prior to lockdown, please contact the relevant landlord of the property who will be able to provide you with an update on the property you viewed

Welcome to Gateway to Homechoice

Gateway to Homechoice is a choice based lettings system, where social housing properties are advertised in the local authority areas of Babergh, Braintree, Colchester, East Suffolk, Ipswich, Maldon and Mid Suffolk. 

Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week.

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Advertising dates 2

Current cycle

28 May, until 3 Jun

Next cycle

Starts 4 Jun, until 10 Jun
Limebrook Walk in Maldon
Limebrook Walk is a brand new collection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 2 & 3 bedroom semi-detached houses located in Maldon, Essex, CM9. 
Limebrook Walk is a delightful collection of homes which will benefit from significant landscaped green spaces, ideal for young families looking...
Published: Monday 24 February 2020

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