What type of property can I apply for?

We currently provide thousands of homes for the widest possible cross section of the community, both rural and urban, including single people as well as families, retirees, people with disabilities and those with special needs. We also offer shared ownership.

Johnnie Johnson Housing have three main types of tenure (the legal status under which people have the right to occupy their accomodation)

  1. Independent Living

  2. General Let

  3. Leasehold Home Ownership

The size and type of property offered to applicants will  depend on how many applicants there are and their ages. Normally, the size of home we offer you matches that set out below.

 

Independent Living Properties

In most cases, priority for one and two bedroom accommodation will be given to couples, rather than single persons, due to the limited availability of these properties.

 

Household Size

Property Type

Single Person
  • Studio apartment
  • 1 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
  • 2 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
Couples
  • 1 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
  • 2 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow

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General Let Housing

We provide general let housing for single people, couples and families. Applicants will normally be eligible for the following property types (please note that if you are in receipt of Housing Benefit and apply for a property with one or more spare bedrooms, then your Housing Benefit will be reduced).

Household Size

Property Type

Single Person Studio apartment
  • 1 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
  • 2 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
Couples
  • 1 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
  • 2 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
Family with one child or expecting a child
  • 2 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
  • 3 bedroom apartment / house / bungalow
Family with three children
  • 3 bedroom house (where two children of the same gender are below seven years)
  • 4 bedroom house or larger
Family with four children
  • 4 bedroom house or larger

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Leasehold Scheme for the Elderly (LSE)

  • This type of lease restricts ownership to a specific share of the equity (usually 70%). No leaseholder is able to buy 100% of these properties

  • There is normally a minimum age restriction of 55 or 60 years set for leaseholders under the terms of the lease

  • There is often provision within the terms of the lease for a Indepdent Living Coordinator and/or emergency alarm system

  • The external repairs are normally the responsibility of the landlord to arrange although there are exceptions to this

  • The internal repairs are normally the responsibility of the leaseholder

  • There is a service charge applicable

  • A rent charge may be applicable

  • Provision toward future external and communal maintenance costs are either included as part of the monthly service charge or as a percentage per year of occupation collected on re-sale of the property

  • Scheme based staff are available at some of our developments

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Shared Ownership Houses and Bungalows

  • The home owner can purchase a percentage equity share of the home  and pays rent on the remaining share. Shares are normally purchased from 25%, 50% and 75%, with the possibility of purchasing 100% of the property. The lease, however, may restrict the timescale for the latter option

  • The home owner is usually responsible for all repairs to their individual property

  • A service charge or annual charge may apply to these properties for scheme services such as gardening and repairs

  • A minimum age restriction may apply

  • Scheme based staff are available at some of our developments

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Shared Ownership Apartments

  • The home owner can purchase a percentage equity share of the apartment and paying rent on the remaining share. Initial shares are normally purchased from 25% to 75%

  • The home owner can normally  purchase 100% equity of the apartment and at this point will no longer be required to pay rent

  • The lease may restrict the timescale for purchasing 100% equity in the property and the service charge and reserve fund contribution will still apply

  • The home owner is responsible for internal repairs in their individual apartment including plumbing and heating

  • JJH will normally organise repairs to the structure of the building and communal areas/facilities

  • A service charge will apply for communal facilities and services such as gardening, communal cleaning and external repairs

  • Provision toward the future external and communal maintenance costs are either included as part of the monthly service charge or as a percentage per year of occupation collected on re-sale of the property

  • A minimum age restriction may apply

  • Scheme based staff are available at some of our developments

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