Rent a Greenfields home
It’s important to live in a safe and secure home, one that you can feel proud of. Learn more about how to apply for a Greenfields home below.
Renting a home with Greenfields
The system is operated by Braintree District Council and includes information on homes available in the Braintree district and from seven other council areas as well. Once registered, you will be able to see details and apply for available properties that suit your needs.
You can register by either:
- Visiting the Gateway to Homechoice website and completing the registration form. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit your local library or Greenfields House to access the internet at no charge
- Phone Braintree District Council’s Customer Service Team on 01376 552525. They will arrange for someone to call you back and take your application details
- Book an appointment at Braintree District Council.
Once your application has been accepted by Braintree District Council:
1. You will be assigned a banding to signify your housing priority. You will be contacted by letter to request documentation to support your housing application. You will be then be advised of your log-in number and password. Banding information can be found on the Gateway to Homechoice website.
2. When your application has been verified by Braintree District Council, you can start bidding on the properties of your choice. You can bid for up to two properties each week. The bidding cycle starts and ends at midnight on each Wednesday. Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you are the first or last to bid, as applicants are arranged in order of their band and effective date.
You may also like to find out about:
- Shared ownership
- Housing for older people
- Downsizing by using our Tenant Incentive Scheme
- Mutual exchange (“swapping” your home with another social housing resident)
- Waiting times in different towns and parishes.
Click on the links in the ‘Useful links’ section on the right to learn more about these different options. We hope that you find the home that’s right for you.
Shelter help people who require emergency help and advice about homelessness, repossession, paying for a home and evictions.
Learn more about how they could help you or a loved one by visiting the Shelter website here: england.shelter.org.uk
Click on the links below to download helpful information on renting your home:
What is a Community Gateway Association?
We give our residents the chance to be actively involved with Greenfields and have a say on how things are done. We provide additional opportunities and resources to our residents, beyond the development and maintenance of their homes. Click the button below to learn more.