Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

Housing Register and Housing Stock Statistics

This information will be updated quarterly.

On 1 January 2019 there were a total of 3,028 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 127 195 443 96 861
2 Bed 254 300 303 85 933
3 Bed 82 136 67 40 325
4 Bed 29 29 25 8 91
5 Bed 9 6 4 0 19
6 Bed 1 0 0 0 1
Unknown 56 441 187 114 798
Total 549 1107 1029 343 3028

 

Out of the total applications:

  • 274 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.
  • 25 are being considered under the Army Covenant.
  • 464 have a working star.
  • 6 have a volunteering star.
  • 52 require properties with wheelchair access.

 

Properties let during the last 9 months

In the nine months from 1 April to 31 December 2018 511 properties were let. 

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

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 24 - - - - - 24

Bungalows (including Older Persons)

 - 58 34 2 1 - 95
Flats (including Older Persons) - 204 61 1 - - 266
Houses - - 43 64 8 3 118
Maisonettes - - 3 5 - - 8
Total 24 262 141 72 9 3 511

 

In addition to the above lettings, 54 properties were let through mutual exchanges between 1 April and 31 December 2018.

 

Housing stock at 1 January 2019

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 224 0 0 0 0 0 224
Bungalows (including Older Persons) 0 880 688 18 2 0 1588
Flats (including Older Persons) 0 3232 1215 22 1 0 4470
Houses 0 0 1701 2937 204 114 4956
Maisonettes 0 0 62 112 4 0 178
Total 224 4112 3666 3089 211 114 11416

 

Average Weekly rents at 1 January 2019

  Social Rent  Affordable Rent

Social Rent Average 

Affordable Rent Average

Bedsits 224 0 £64.62 -
1 Bed 4107 5 £76.53 £98.13
2 Bed 3655 11 £90.70 £128.83
3 Bed 3059 30 £97.60 £131.13
4 Bed 206 5 £108.35 £134.12
5 Bed 114 0 £108.73 -
Total 11365 51 - -

 

Right to Buy

Between 1 April and 31 December 2018 the following properties were sold under Right to Buy:

  0 Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Total
Bedsits 2 - - - - - 2
Bungalows - - 2 - - - 2
Flats - 22 8 - - - 30
Houses - - 17 32 4 - 53
Maisonettes - - - 2 - - 2
Total 2 22 27 34 4 - 89