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KINGS GLEN ALLOCATION UPDATE – 23rd December 2020

All applications have been updated to note whether an applicant has been shortlisted or not, being shortlisted does not mean that you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation just that you are well placed.  As noted previously, no offers will be made until January 2021 at the earliest.  Those not shortlisted at this time are unlikely to be offered a property at Kings Glen.

We will contact shortlisted applicants in January 2021 to discuss their application and verify their circumstances prior to making this decision.

 

We would ask that you do not call Cloch Housing Association or the ICHR with queries regarding King’s Glen allocations. We will contact shortlisted applicants once we are in a position to discuss their bid or make an offer of accommodation.


Those shortlisted will need you to provide/confirm the following when we request this:

 

Proof of residency for each member of the household from an official sourced dated in the last 3 months; we may make further checks including with Housing Benefit, DWP or Council Tax that all members of a household are registered at the address

o   Proof of residency will include birth certificates, custody papers, child benefit award letters, bank statements, utility bills, divorce papers, tenancy agreement or mortgage document, determination of homelessness letters. For proof of address, recent documentation must be available (within the last three months usually).

A Tenancy reference from your current landlord.  Cloch will request this.

o   Where a concern is raised over rent arrears, rechargeable repairs, anti-social behaviour or any other significant breach of tenancy, the application may be suspended from receiving any offers for one year and any offer of housing made may be withdrawn in line with the Association’s procedures.

Contact details including email address so that a video appointment can be undertaken where we may ask to see elements of your current home

o   The purpose of this appointment will be to verify the applicant’s circumstances are as stated on their application form; check your phone numbers etc. are up to date on your ICHR portal.

If successful, one month’s rent must be paid during tenancy sign up process, regardless of any current benefit entitlement.

 

If satisfactory verification of any aspect of an application cannot be provided within a reasonable timescale of the request, in line with the Association’s procedures, the application will be reassessed and any points removed.  The application may be suspended from receiving offers whilst satisfactory verification is outstanding.

 

The Association’s staff will follow all current COVID-19 guidance.  This is for your safety and to ensure we can provide the best service during this time.  We will confirm what this means for you when we contact you.  PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SITE UNLESS ADVISED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF CLOCH'S STAFF.

 

Properties at Kings Glen will be let on a phased basis from Mid-February 2021 until May 2021, these dates are subject to change.

 

Please continue to check this page and social media pages for updates.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

KINGS GLEN ALLOCATION UPDATE – 04th December 2020

As per the detail of all adverts please note that the bidding position displayed on your ICHR account is not accurate; this is due to the priority to Cloch tenants and the "best fit" criteria being adopted (see below).

No decisions will be made about the allocation of the King’s Glen properties until late January 2021 and we would ask that you do not call Cloch Housing Association or the ICHR with queries regarding King’s Glen allocations. We will contact successful applicants once we are in a position to make an offer of accommodation.

 

We have received over 900 bids for the 43 available properties, therefore, it is not feasible to discuss bids with each applicant.  Due to the overwhelming demand for the properties at Kings Glen, we will be unable to respond to any enquiries regarding bid positions before all work has been completed to confirm applicant’s circumstances; we will then contact those who are being considered for a property in late January 2021.  We will send a message to all applicants once the shortlisting process is complete or check this webpage for further updates.

 

Any applicant being considered for a property will need to provide/confirm the following on request

  • Proof of residency for each member of the household from an official sourced dated in the last 3 months; we may make further checks including with Housing Benefit, DWP or Council Tax that all members of a household are registered at the address
    • Proof of residency will include birth certificates, custody papers, child benefit award letters, bank statements, utility bills, divorce papers, tenancy agreement or mortgage document, determination of homelessness letters. For proof of address, recent documentation must be available (within the last three months usually)
  • A Tenancy reference from your current landlord
    • Where concern is raised over rent arrears, rechargeable repairs, anti-social behaviour or any other significant breach of tenancy, the application may be suspended from receiving any offers for one year and any offer of housing made may be withdrawn in line with the Association’s procedures.
  • Contact details including email address so that a video appointment can be undertaken where we may ask to see elements of your current home
    • The purpose of this appointment will be to verify the applicant’s circumstances are as stated on their application form

If successful, one month’s rent must be paid during tenancy sign up process, regardless of any current benefit entitlement.

 

Please do not complete a change of circumstances application after the properties have closed for bidding, your bid position will be fixed at the closing date and time and this will have no impact on your final position.  During the verification process, if your application is not up to date, i.e. you have not updated your address, your application will be bypassed.

 

If you would like to upload any of the items for verification detailed, you can do this by logging into your applicant portal and selecting the document upload link.  However, please only do this once Cloch staff have requested this.

 

If satisfactory verification of any aspect of an application cannot be provided within a reasonable timescale of the request, in line with the Association’s procedures, the application will be reassessed and points removed.  An application may be suspended from receiving offers whilst satisfactory verification is outstanding.

 

The Association’s staff will follow all current COVID-19 guidance.  This is for your safety and to ensure we can provide the best service during this time.  We will confirm what this means for you if we contact you.

 

Properties at Kings Glen will be let on a phased basis from Mid-February 2021 until May 2021, these dates are subject to change.

 

Please check our website and social media pages for updates.

 

Providing New Homes

The demand for affordable homes is greater than ever.  One of Cloch’s aims is to increase our affordable housing stock to ensure that we meet the housing need in the area. We will provide new affordable homes in partnership with lenders and the Scottish Government.  We work closely with key stakeholders to attract public and private investment to fund our priorities.

Development Information

DEVELOPMENT NAME: Kings Glen, Greenock

SITE LOCATION: Former Kings Glen School Site - Kings Glen Place, Woodhead Road, Godman Place, Greenock

Location on Google Maps

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Development in partnership with CCG(Scotland) Limited for the provision of 57 new homes. The Development consists of:

 

8 x 1 bedroom – 2 Person Cottage Flats  (Type A)

4 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Cottage Flats  (Type B)

4 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Amenity Cottage Flats  (Type B)

20 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Houses (Type C)

11 x 3 bedroom  – 5 Person Houses (Type D)

8 x 3 bedroom – 5 Person Split Level Houses  (Type M)

2 x 4 bedroom – 6 Person Houses  (Type L)


You may refer to the plans available for download below for information on site layout and floorplans of each property type.  These drawings are not "as-built" drawings and cannot be relied upon for sizing etc.  They are for information only and are subject to change, they should not be replicated in any way.



START DATE: January 2020 (on Site)

EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: Handovers from February 2021 (subject to change)

CONTRACTOR: CCG(Scotland) Limited

Estimated Initial Monthly Rent (2020/2021 - subject to change*):


8 x 1 bedroom – 2 Person Cottage Flats  (Type A) - £324.92*

4 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Cottage Flats  (Type B) - £326.83*

4 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Amenity Cottage Flats  (Type B) - £326.83*

20 x 2 bedroom – 4 Person Houses (Type C) - £396.58*

11 x 3 bedroom  – 5 Person Houses (Type D) - £420.25*

8 x 3 bedroom – 5 Person Split Level Houses  (Type M) - £420.25*

2 x 4 bedroom – 6 Person Houses  (Type L) - £436.67*

*Rents above are for information only and are subject to change.


All properties are fitted with gas central heating, solar panels,  over-bath electric showers and have allocated parking.


King's Glen properties will be advertised from 13th November 2020 via Inverclyde Common Housing Register
Please note that if you are successful in an ICHR bid you will be allocated a plot in accordance with your bid position, you will be offered the plot allocated and we will be unable to change this offer.

Bidding Positions - As noted on property adverts please note that bidding positions on ICHR accounts may not be accurate; all properties in Kings Glen will be allocated based on the following:

  • Room Size Required
  • Points
  • Household Size (i.e. persons, best fit to property)
  • Date of Application

Therefore, the bidding position shown on your account will not be correct.




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