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Published: Monday 16 January 2023


We are advertising 4 new build houses for Mount Green Housing Association this week on the Home Choice website.

There is 1 x 4 bedroom house, 1 x 3 bedroom house and 2 x 2 bedroom houses.

The bidding cycle runs from 13th January to 18th January 2023 - ending at mid-night on Wednesday.

We will be considering applicants with a proven rural connection to Brockham, Betchworth, Strood Green & Buckland parishes under the rural preference criteria outlined in our Housing Allocations Scheme in the first instance.  Please see a brief summary below regarding rural connection criteria. Full details can be found in Section 11.5 of the Allocations scheme under the section Eligibility for Vacancies - sub section Vacancies in Rural Settlements or Villages.

To place a bid/expression of interest you will need to already have an active application and bidding reference.

If you have a rural connection to the parishes above you will need to have provided evidence of this connection prior to close of the bidding cycle. Should you require further detail please contact the Allocations Team on 01306 885001.

We will be shortlisting for these properties on Thursday and Friday of this week and will contact the successful applicants as soon as we can.

Vacancies in Rural Settlements or Villages: -

The Council has determined that for a local connection to be established to a parish council or rural electoral ward the applicant must provide written evidence that

  • they live in the parish council area or rural electoral ward and have done  so for the last five years; or
  • their place of paid employment is in the parish council area or rural electoral ward for more than 16 hours per week for the last five years; or
  • they were born and brought up in the parish council area or rural electoral ward for eighteen years, but now live elsewhere; or
  • they have close family, defined as parents, siblings and or adult children, who have lived in the parish council area or rural electoral ward as their main place of residence for the last consecutive ten years; or
  • they have special circumstances through which a local connection has been established with the parish council area or rural electoral ward. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Housing Options Manager, who will make a decision on whether a connection has been established.



Reminder to give feedback on the new draft Housing Allocation Policy

Published: Friday 23 December 2022

ALLOCATIONS SCHEME REVIEW - Extension of the Consultation Period

We have extended the consultation period of the Housing Allocations Scheme Review and this will now close at midnight on 2 January 2023 .  

Whilst some elements of the allocation scheme are set out in the legislation, we do have some discretion regarding qualification for the scheme. This includes the income and savings thresholds which we set to households applying for the housing register. This is one area which has been reviewed, as has our rural connection policy which we are proposing removing on all but Rural Exception Sites.    We would like to know what you think.  The proposed revised scheme can be found here

Please send your comments on the document by ;

Email - with the subject heading Allocations Scheme Consultation
Post - to the Housing Options Manager, MVDC, Pippbrook, Dorking, RH4 1SJ

Amendment to advert ref 33207 - Flat at Norfolk Court

Published: Friday 16 December 2022

Bidding cycle - 16th - 21st December 2022

Please note that the flat at Norfolk Court, North Holmwood. RH5 4TZ reference 33207 has been amended.  

This is a one bedroom flat and not a studio as originally advertised.

Pets are now being considered at this scheme and all future adverts will reflect this change.


Published: Monday 3 October 2022

Please note there has been a change to the log in process following an upgrade on the Home Choice Website.

Password Change.

The Home Choice website has been upgraded to include a tighter security feature when you log onto your Home Choice account.

You will now need 3 pieces of information when you log into your Home Choice Account. 

  • Your log in reference number
  • your memorable date  
  • and now an additional password.

If you are already registered on Home Choice you will be prompted to create a password when you first log in.  This will need to be a minimum or 6 but no more than 10 Characters.

The password will need to include at least 2 lower and 2 upper case letters and at least 2 numbers –  the system will lead you through this process. 

Please remember the password as you will be asked to input this at each future log in.

If you are new to Home Choice you will be asked to create a password when you register in the same way as described above.

There is a facility to recover forgotten passwords. You will need to follow the on screen prompts to do this.  You will be asked additional security questions and the reset password will be sent via email.  Please try this process in the first instance, if you continue to have problems logging on then please contact the allocations team.

Poland Trust - New properties at Poland Meadow, Brockham, Betchworth. RH3 7FG

Published: Friday 15 July 2022
Poland Trust – New properties at Poland Meadow 
Bidding cycle running 15th – 20th July 2022.

We are advertising 4 one bedroom flats at Poland Meadow, Brockham this week.

Two are one bedroom flats on the ground floor and two are one bedroom flats on the first floor.

You are able to bid (place an expression of interest) on these properties at any time between 15th – 20th July 2022 if you are active on the Housing Register.

Information regarding the properties are described on the advert detail.

We will be shortlisting for these properties on Thursday 21st July.  There is local connection criteria to consider.  

We will give ground floor priority to applicants with a proven ground floor need for the two ground floor flats. 

If you are successful you will be contacted by the Allocations team within a few days of the bidding cycle closing.

We anticipate the properties being ready to let on 1st September 2022 however this can be subject to change and is only an estimation. We will endeavour to keep any successful applicants updated regarding ready to let dates.