This information relates to ‘general needs’ homes; that is, homes available to anyone who is eligible
to be on a council’s housing register. Wherry also has sheltered housing in the Broadland and South Norfolk council areas. This is for elderly and frail elderly people.To find out more about sheltered housing, please contact our Supported Housing section.
Wherry does not hold its own waiting list. Instead our homes are allocated to customers who have registered on the local council’s housing register in the areas where our homes are.
Therefore, whether you want to be considered for a Wherry home for the first time or are already a tenant of Wherry but would like to transfer, you will need to register with the local council that covers the area where you would like to live.
We have homes in the following areas. Please click on each link to find out how to register with each council.
If you are thinking of taking on your first tenancy you may find our guide Renting your home from Wherry (2.4 MB) useful.
More detailed information on holding a tenancy with Wherry can be found in our Tenant Handbook
If you are already a Wherry tenant and want to move you can either transfer or exchange.
A transfer is when you move to another vacant Wherry home or one owned by another housing association or a local council. Usual reasons for wishing to transfer are to move to a larger or smaller home or to be nearer a place of work or other family members.
Tenants wanting to transfer will need to register with their local council (as explained above)
Tenants who have a secure or assured tenancy with a council or housing association can apply to
swap homes with each other. This is called a mutual exchange. A mutual exchange can be a good option for tenants who want to move to a new place, but have low priority on a housing register and are, therefore, likely to face a long wait for a transfer.
To read Wherry's lettings policy for it's general needs homes, please click here (308 KB)]
Since January 2012 most Wherry general needs homes are being let with an Affordable Rent and this will affect most of our new customers. We have produced a key information sheet giving full details on Affordable Rents and you can read it by clicking here
Wherry residents who live in a home that is larger than they need may be able to get help to move to a smaller home. We offer this incentive as we want to be able to free up as many family homes as possible to give to families that need them, and because our residents have said that they want us to do this.
We will help up to five households per year in this way. If you qualify we can offer you practical help in arranging to move or financial help to assist with the costs of moving or a mixture of practical and financial help.
To find out more click here
More information on how to move is included in our Moving Home Guide.
Wherry has a number of garages in the Broadland district, available for rent. We hold a waiting list for these. If you are interested in joining our list contact us and ask for Sarah Burrows.
At the moment we have nobody registered for garages in the following areas:
Church Lane, Cawston - NOW LET
Ward Road, Salhouse
Wathen Way, Marsham
Langley Road, Cantley
The weekly charges for our garages are:
If you are interested please read our terms and conditions (7 KB) and contact us.
Applicants on our waiting list will be considered for a garage vacancy in the following order:
• Current tenants of a Wherry General Needs homes
• Applicants who are not tenants
Within each category, applicants will be considered in date order of application beginning with the applicant who has been registered the longest.
(To confirm, this means that a tenant, regardless of how long they have been our waiting list will always be considered for an offer before a non tenant.)
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