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Welcome to Issue 166 of the

Newsletter.

Issue 166 31 July 2013

Property List Number 31072013

If you are interested in any of the properties

in this Newsletter you can make a “bid” for

the property from 12 noon on Wednesday 31

July 2013 until 12 noon on Wednesday 7 August

2013.

It does not matter whether you make your bid

on the first day or the last day of the

advertising cycle. Once bidding has closed,

everyone who has made a bid for a property

will be considered. The successful bid will be

selected in accordance with the Council’s

Allocations Policy.

You can ask a member of staff at one of our

Neighbourhood Offices/One Stop Shops or the

Accommodation Resource Centre (ARC) to

register a bid for you or you can fill in the

“coupon” in this Newsletter and return it to

one of our Neighbourhood Offices/One Stop

Shops or the Accommodation Resource Centre

(ARC).

You can also bid online at www.falkirk.gov.uk.

To do this you will need your housing

application reference number and Personal

Identification Number (PIN). If you are an

existing applicant, you should already have

received this. If you have not received this or

you have not registered for housing please

contact one of our Neighbourhood Offices/One

Stop Shops or the Accommodation Resource

Centre (ARC).

Changes to Homespot

Some changes have been introduced to HomeSpot with

effect from 10 October 2012. More information about

these changes can be found in this issue of HomeSpot.

Please take the time to read them.

You can also bid by using the Freephone

telephone service (0800 678 3091). To do this

you will need your application number,

property list number and sequence number of

the property.

If you intend to bid for more than one property

you should enter your bids in order of

preference starting with your preferred

property. This is very important because if you

bid successfully for more than one property we

will assume that the property you bid for first is

your first choice, and so on, in the order you

chose to bid. If your first bid is successful, we

will not consider any later bids you have made,

so the order in which you bid is very important.

Please note:

That the properties in this Newsletter are

currently having repairs carried out and may

not be ready for occupation until some time

after 7 August 2013. Falkirk Council also

reserves the right to withdraw any of the

properties advertised to discharge statutory

duties or deal with emergency situations if

necessary.

Falkirk Council has made every effort to ensure

the accuracy of the information provided in

this Newsletter, however this is not guaranteed.

AANNEE FFO ORR AA''


2 NURSERY ROAD, FALKIRK

136010620

Sequence Number: 4

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £59.41

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

22 WILSON ROAD, CAMELON

136005223

Sequence Number: 2

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £54.76

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

17 ALEXANDER AVE, FALKIRK

136034560

Sequence Number: 12

Property Type: House Semi Detach

Property Level:

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £68.72

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This property has 2 double bedrooms.

45 ADAM STREET, FALKIRK

136029924

Sequence Number: 9

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £63.70

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

18 HAUGH GARD, BAINSFORD

136022563

Sequence Number: 7

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £70.33

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

first floor property has 1 single and 2 double bedrooms.

FALKIRK WE FALKIRK CE

FALKIRK EAST

DAWSON

173 CARMUIRS AVE, CAMELON

136005856

Sequence Number: 3

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £54.76

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

35 FLEMING GARD, CAMELON

136012120

Sequence Number: 5

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £56.46

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

19 MIDTHORN CRES, FALKIRK

136029645

Sequence Number: 8

Property Type: Flat Maisonette

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £66.13

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: STARTER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Starter Group

applicants only. This first floor maisonette has 2 double

bedrooms.

12 TAY STREET, LANGLEES

136031226

Sequence Number: 10

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £57.62

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

66 ABBOTSFORD ST, BAINSFORD

136021019

Sequence Number: 6

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £51.54

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 1 double

bedroom.


Important Information

Closing date for notes of interest:

12 noon 7 August 2013

For further details contact your local

housing office

Freephone 0800 678 3091

www.falkirk.gov.uk/homespot

5 SIMPSON DRIVE, MADDISTON

136053824

Sequence Number: 25

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £47.96

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: Yes

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups This

ground floor property has 2 double bedrooms and a level

access shower. Preference will be given to applicants

who require these facilities.

118 CRAIGLEITH RD, GRANGEMOUTH

136042047

Sequence Number: 19

Property Type: Flat Maisonette

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £61.56

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor maisonette has 2

double bedrooms.

13 CULTENHOVE CRES, GRANGEMOUTH

136050136

Sequence Number: 24

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £60.22

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

208 BOWHOUSE RD, GRANGEMOUTH

136042548

Sequence Number: 20

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 2

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £65.50

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

second floor property has 1 single and 2 double

bedrooms.

LARB SHM

BRAES

GMOUTH

23 WESTERTON TERR, CARRONSHORE

136032125

Sequence Number: 11

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £47.96

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: STARTER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Starter Group

applicants only. This first floor property has 1 single and

1 double bedroom.

9 SOUTHFIELD DR, SLAMANNAN

136001351

Sequence Number: 1

Property Type: House Mid Terrace

Property Level:

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £61.83

Heating Type: Electric Wet

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

property has 1 single and 2 double bedrooms. If you are

ineligible to bid on this 3 bedroom property please

contact the Allocations Team on 01324 503200 who

will note an interest in the property for you.

123 KINGSEAT AVE, GRANGEMOUTH

136041625

Sequence Number: 16

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £54.76

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

ground floor property has 2 double bedrooms.

18 KINGSEAT AVE, GRANGEMOUTH

136041709

Sequence Number: 18

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 2

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £56.29

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This second floor property has 1 single

and 2 double bedrooms.

218 KERSIEBANK AVE, GRANGEMOUTH

136049705

Sequence Number: 23

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £49.48

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

ground floor property has 1 double bedroom.


31 BEAULY CT, GRANGEMOUTH

136041392

Sequence Number: 14

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £46.26

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: ADAPTED

Adapted Property: Yes

Bids will be considered from all applicants with a

medical recommendation i.e. "M" after their Band of

priority. This ground floor property has 1 double

bedroom and a low level shower.

44 BROOKE ST, GRANGEMOUTH

136044438

Sequence Number: 21

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £56.64

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This first floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

63 KINGSEAT AVE, GRANGEMOUTH

136041594

Sequence Number: 15

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £54.76

Heating Type: Full Electric CH

Category: STARTER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Starter Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

33 DEANFIELD TERR, BO'NESS

136056705

Sequence Number: 26

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £59.15

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 3 double

bedrooms.

32 GROVE STREET, DENNY

136038466

Sequence Number: 13

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £48.59

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This first floor property has 1 double

bedroom.

GMOUTH

BO’NESS

DENNY

37 UNION RD, GRANGEMOUTH

136046319

Sequence Number: 22

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £57.80

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: MOVER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Mover Group

applicants only. This first floor property has 1 single and

1 double bedroom.

48 KINGSEAT AVE, GRANGEMOUTH

136041658

Sequence Number: 17

Property Type: Flat Tenement

Property Level: 2

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £58.51

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

second floor property has 1 single and 2 double

bedrooms.

17 THIRLESTANE, BO'NESS

136061254

Sequence Number: 27

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £45.91

Heating Type: Electric Wet

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 1 double

bedroom.

8 BRIDGENESS LANE, BO'NESS

136062108

Sequence Number: 28

Property Type: Flat

Property Level: G

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Approximate Weekly Rent: £45.99

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: STARTER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Starter Group

applicants only. This ground floor property has 1 double

bedroom.

50A BROAD STREET, DENNY

136065874

Sequence Number: 29

Property Type: Flat Bedsit

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: Bedsit

Approximate Weekly Rent: £43.67

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: ALL GROUPS

Adapted Property: No

Bids will be considered from All applicant groups. This

first floor property is a BEDSIT.


14 GLENVIEW AVE, BANKNOCK

136068453

Sequence Number: 30

Property Type: House Mid Terrace

Property Level:

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Approximate Weekly Rent: £61.65

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This property has 1 single and 2 double

bedrooms.

Glenbrae Court, Falkirk - Glenfuir Court, Camelon

We have one bedroom properties available at both Glenbrae Court and Glenfuir

Court. If you are interested in applying for one of these flats, please contact the

Allocations Team on tel: 01324 503200 to arrange an appointment with an

assessment officer.

Glenbrae Court and Glenfuir Court provide housing for people aged 60 and over

who still want to live independently but with the option of receiving care and

support services. People aged under 60 years who suffer from ill-health or have a

disability and would benefit from this type of housing can also apply.

Glenbrae Court and Glenfuir Court are multi-storey flats (14 storeys) with 28 one

bedroom flats and 56 two bedroom flats. Each flat has a 24 hour call system

which allows residents to call for help in an emergency. Both blocks have a

communal lounge.

BONNY BANK

Approximate weekly rents are: £51.75 approx for a one-bedroom flat

£64.00 approx for a two-bedroom flat

Please note care and support services attract additional charges.

If you are interested in a two bedroom property and would like to have an

assessment carried out please contact the Allocations Team on 01324 503200.

23 GLENYARDS RD, GREENHILL

136068736

Sequence Number: 31

Property Type: Flat 4 in a Block

Property Level: 1

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Approximate Weekly Rent: £45.64

Heating Type: Full Gas CH

Category: SEEKER

Adapted Property: No

This property is advertised for Home Seeker Group

applicants only. This first floor property has 2 double

bedrooms.

What are Home Seekers,

Home Movers and Home Starters?

You are a Home Seeker if you are considered homeless in terms of homeless

legislation.

You are a Home Mover if you are a tenant of Falkirk Council or a tenant of a

Housing Association or a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) living in the Council area.

All other applicants are Home Starters.


HomeSwapper

Falkirk Council is registered with HomeSwapper which is a web based service to help tenants

of social landlords swap houses.

Falkirk Council tenants can register with HomeSwapper free of charge and get information

about tenants in the Council area who want to exchange houses as well as details of people

wanting to move here from outside the area.

If you are not a tenant of Falkirk Council check with your landlord to see if they are registered

with HomeSwapper. Even if your landlord isn't registered with HomeSwapper you can still

use this web based mutual exchange system but you will need to pay a small registration fee.

For more information about HomeSwapper visit their website at www.homeswapper.co.uk at

or contact your local Neighbourhood Offices/One Stop Shops.

If you find someone to carry out an exchange with either through HomeSwapper or any other

way you must get written permission from the Council (or your own landlord if you are not a

tenant of Falkirk Council) before an exchange can take place.

If you are a Falkirk Council tenant you can get an application form and a guidance note from

one of our local Neighbourhood Offices/One Stop Shops. Our offices also hold a list of other

people that want to exchange houses.

Please note that written permission is needed from the Council before an exchange can

take place.


Welfare Reform April 2013

From April 2013 the Government is changing the welfare benefits system throughout the UK.

The new rules will restrict the size of home you can receive Housing Benefit for based on the

number of bedrooms in the house and the number of people living there.

If you are bidding for a property through HomeSpot you should bear this in mind.

What are the Changes?

The new rules will restrict the size of property you can receive Housing Benefit for based on

the number of people in your household.

The rules allow one bedroom for:

• a single adult or adult couple (married or not)

• any other adult aged 16 or over

• any two children of the same sex – aged 10 to 15

• any two children aged under 10 years – mixed or same sex

• any other child (other than a foster child whose main home is elsewhere)

• a carer (or team of carers) who does not live with you but provides you or your partner

with overnight care.

If you are a tenant of working age and you have more bedrooms than you need based on the

criteria above, your Housing Benefit will be reduced.

If you have one extra bedroom your housing benefit will be reduced by 14% of your rent

charge and if you have two or more extra bedrooms your housing benefit will be reduced by

25% of your rent charge. In both cases, you will have to pay the difference yourself.

If you would like more information abut these changes please phone 01324 503850

or email revenues.underoccup@falkirk.gov.uk


Changes to HomeSpot

Some changes have been introduced to HomeSpot with effect from 10 October 2012. These

changes to Home Spot were agreed in a report to the Housing and Social Care Committee

on 28 August 2012. The full report is available on the Council’s website at

www.falkirk.gov.uk

Applicants only able to bid for properties advertised for their applicant group.

From 10 October 2012 you will only be able to bid for properties that are advertised for the

applicant group that you are in. For example, if you are a Home Seeker applicant you will only

be able to bid for properties advertised for Home Seekers. The same applies to Home Movers

and Home Starters.

Properties that have been adapted and would previously have been advertised for “All” Groups

are now advertised as “Adapted” properties. All applicants with a medical recommendation

i.e. a “M” after their Band of priority are able to bid for these properties irrespective of

whether they are a Seeker, Mover or Starter.

Home Seekers that are not bidding for properties

If you are a Home Seeker with Band 1 priority and you have not been actively bidding for

properties you will be made one offer of housing out with HomeSpot i.e. we will directly

match you to a property. If you refuse this offer of housing your priority for homelessness will

be removed as the Council will have discharged its duty to you in terms of homeless

legislation. Your application group will change from Home Seeker to Home Starter and your

housing situation will be reassessed.

If you are living in temporary accommodation provided by the Council, you will have to leave

this.

Home Starters with Band 1 priority for threatened with homelessness

All applicants that have been awarded Home Starter Band 1 priority because they are

threatened with homelessness within the next 2 months will change to Home Seekers with

Band 1 priority with effect from the original date of award.


Accommodation Resource Centre

Freephone: 0800 587 4440

Tel: 01324 503600 Fax: 01324 503601

E-mail: arc@falkirk.gov.uk

Bo’ness One Stop Shop

24 East Pier Street, Bo’ness EH51 9AB

Tel: 01506 778899 Fax: 01506 778900

E-mail: housing.boness@falkirk.gov.uk

Falkirk One Stop Shop

Callendar Square, Falkirk FK1 1ZF

Tel: 01324 506868 Fax: 01324 506881

E-mail: housing.falkirk@falkirk.gov.uk

Accommodation Resource Centre /

Neighbourhood Offices / One Stop Shops

Camelon One Stop Shop

256 Main Street, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DY

Tel: 01324 503640 Fax: 01324 503641

E-mail: housing.camelon@falkirk.gov.uk

Denny One Stop Shop

Carronbank House, Carronbank Crescent

Denny FK6 6GA

Tel: 01324 504050 Fax: 01324 504051

E-mail: housing.denny@falkirk.gov.uk

Grangemouth One Stop Shop

5 York Lane, Grangemouth FK3 8BD

Tel: 01324 504550 Fax: 01324 504551

E-mail: housing.grangemouth@falkirk.gov.uk

Stenhousemuir One Stop Shop

398 Main Street, Stenhousemuir FK5 3JR

Tel: 01324 503340 Fax: 01324 503341

E-mail: housing.stenhousemuir@falkirk.gov.uk

Dawson Centre

David’s Loan, Falkirk FK2 7RG

Tel: 01324 501450 Fax: 01324 501451

E-mail: housing.dawson@falkirk.gov.uk

For more information about local amenities, transport, shopping facilities,

schools and tenant groups, etc within the area please contact the relevant local

Neighbourhood Office/One Stop Shop.


Bidding Coupon

Name____________________________________________________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number_________________________________________________________________________

Application Reference Number______________________________________________________________

Please list the reference number and address of the property or properties you wish to be considered

for.

If you intend to bid for more than one property you should enter your bids in order of preference

starting with your preferred property. This is very important because if you bid successfully for more

than one property we will assume that the property you bid for first is your first choice, and so on, in

the order you chose to bid. If your first bid is successful, we will not consider any later bids you have

made, so the order in which you bid is very important.

Property List Number 31072013

Sequence Number Property Address

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

If you want to bid for more properties please use a separate sheet.

Signature of Applicant______________________________________________________________________

This Bidding Coupon should not be used to tell us about a change in your situation. If your situation

has changed e.g. you have a new address please tell us about this as soon as possible so we can

update your application.

Important Information

Closing date for notes of interest:

12 noon 7 August 2013

For further details contact your local housing office

Freephone 0800 678 3091 www.falkirk.gov.uk/homespot

AANNEE FFO ORR AA''

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