Information you should bring to a viewing

It’s really important that you bring the right information to your viewing if you don’t bring all of the information required we will not be able to offer you a property. 

Below we have given specific guidance on what we need from you to make the process as easy as possible.

Proof of your income

If you are working or about to start employment you will need to bring proof of your job and income to show that you can afford the property.  We will accept the following:

  • Payslips dated in the most recent pay period
  • Banks statements showing the most recent payments from a workplace
  • If your job started recently and you haven’t been paid yet you will need to bring a job offer letter from the employer showing your job, the start date and the salary

If you are currently in receipt of benefits you will need to bring proof of your entitlement. We will accept:

  • A letter confirming benefit entitlement from DWP or Jobcentre dated within the past 3 months
  • If you are currently in receipt of Housing Benefit we will need to see a Housing Benefit calculation letter dated within the past 3 months
  • A letter confirming your entitlement to child benefit  or a bank statements that show child benefit payments going into your bank account
  • Tax credits confirmation letter or bank statements displaying amount and reference

Please note you should bring documentation of all income you receive from your job and of all benefits you receive.  The affordability assessment will take into account your total income.

Proof of identity

You will need to bring proof of identity to the viewing for all people who will sign the tenancy agreement.  We need to see:

  1. Passport
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Medical cards
  4. Full driving license

If you are successful you will also need to bring passports or birth certificates for all of the other people who will be living in the property.  If you are pregnant you should bring your green notes.

If you aren’t able to supply these forms of identification please contact us to discuss this. 

Other information that supports your housing application

You will need to bring to your assessment interview any information that supports the application you made for housing.  If you aren’t able to provide this evidence we will not be able to offer you the property.

If you detailed any of the following on your application we will need you to provide the following evidence:

  • If you are being rehoused because of a medical condition you will need to bring a Doctors letter that supports this
  • If you receive support you will need to bring your support plan and details of the agency that support you
  • If you are not a British citizen you need to bring Home Office papers to prove indefinite leave to remain / recourse to public funds
  • If you are pregnant you will need to bring proof of this
  • If you are being evicted you will need to bring a copy of Court, Eviction or Section 82 papers
  • If you are homeless you will need to bring a homeless letter from your Local Authority

If you are currently a Housing Association or Council tenant you will need to bring a reference from your landlord.