When you apply for housing you will need to have to hand several documents that you may need to upload. Further details of the documents are given below. Please can you make sure you upload all the documents we need to consider your application. Without these we will not be able to make an assessment or let you know whether you qualify to be on our housing register.
If you have electronic copies, then you can upload the documents - submitting them electronically is fast and easy. If not you can bring copies to our office or post copies to:
2 Watling Street
Please don’t send original documents in the post and make sure you mark all documents with your full name, address and log in reference number so we can match them to your application.
All applicants need to provide their National Insurance number to begin the online registration process. You can find your National Insurance number on your payslip, P60, or letters about tax, pensions and benefits. To find a lost National Insurance number please click https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
The documents you need to send depend on what you tell us about you and your household. We have detailed below what these are likely to be:
For British Citizens
UK passport or
If you are unsure whether you’re a British Citizen you can check by clicking https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen
For non British Citizens
Photo proof of immigration status, biometric residence permit, residence card, travel documents from home office
For EEA nationals workers
Photo proof of immigration status
Contract of employment
Two most recent payslips
For other EEA nationals (eg family members of EEA nationals)
Photo proof of immigration status
We will need at least two documents for each of you. They need to show you have been living at the address for the relevant period of time. Some examples are given below:
Child benefit letter
Council tax letter
Credit card statement
Employment document eg payslip, P60
GP surgery registration showing your address
Hospital appointment card or letter
Letters addressed and dated from independent bodies eg solicitors, Inland Revenue, hospital or GP
Mobile phone bill
Tax credit letter
Tax office document eg notice of tax code
Telephone or utility bill
Vehicle insurance document
Vehicle registration document
Children’s full Birth Certificates
Child benefit or tax credit letter naming the children
Proof of address for any child that you are no longer in receipt of benefit for. See proof of address list above.
Proof of Residence in the borough for the past 5 years
Proof for each address is needed
See Proof of address list above
Proof of medical condition is helpful eg doctor’s letter
Relevant proof such as discharge letter
Contract of employment and
Two recent payslips
Proof of business
Proof of enrolment
Carers allowance letter or, if not payable
Evidence of caring role
Proof of receipt of the support element of Employment and Support Allowance
You will need to make a declaration on the housing application form to confirm that you understand that the information you have provided in the form is held by the London Borough of Bexley and will be shared with its Housing Association partners in the borough which include London & Quadrant, Orbit South and Peabody and confirm that you understand your personal data will be shared.
Any information disclosed will be limited to relevant information which is to be used solely to assist your housing application and this information will be held in the strictest confidence and your data will be kept securely and will be destroyed when no longer needed.
Medical details you give may be passed to other health professionals whose opinion is needed to assist your housing application.