Bishopsteignton Housing Survey - Part 1

This survey form has been sent to every known household in the Parish. Please complete Part 1 of the form, even if you do not have a housing need, and return it in the envelope provided.

Completed forms must be received by 31st March 2018

If you require extra forms or have any questions, please contact Janice Alexander on 01392 248919         

 Confidentiality and Data Protection: The information you provide will be used by DCT to provide information for the Housing Survey Report and summary information on rural housing need. No data will be published which can identify an individual.

* 1. Please tick one of the following. Do you:

* 3. In which Parish do you live?

* 4. How many bedrooms does your current home have?

* 5. If you rent privately, how much rent do you pay per month?

Community Land Trusts
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are non-profit, community-based organisations run by volunteers that develop housing and other assets that are owned and controlled by the community and are made available at permanently affordable levels. CLT membership is open to all who live or work in the defined community. The members elect a volunteer board comprised of people living within the community to run the trust on their behalf on a day to day basis.

* 6. Would you be interested in becoming a member of a local CLT?

What do we mean by affordable housing?

SHARED OWNERSHIP- this is where you buy a share of your home (25% to 80% of the home's value) and pay rent on the remaining share. You'll need to take out a mortgage to pay for your share of the home's purchase price. You can now have a household income of up to £80,000 and still be eligible for a shared ownership property.

 SHARED EQUITY – this is similar to shared ownership. However, while the developer and/or Government own the remaining share you do not pay rent on it. 

 AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR RENT – this is where you pay a percentage of market rent to a housing
association or similar organisation. There are currently a number of different rent regimes where the amount paid for a similar sized home may vary.

 DISCOUNT MARKET HOMES - this is where you buy a home at a discount below the open market cost.

  SELF-BUILD / CUSTOM BUILD- this is where you are involved in the construction of your home, this can be individually or as a group. The extent of your involvement will be decided by the type of scheme. Self-build normally involves some form of ownership but can also be used to provide rented housing. You must have an affordable housing need to be eligible for an affordable self-build home.

 RENT TO BUY – This scheme allows working households to rent a home at an Affordable Rent before having the option to buy after a set period of time. There are several different Rent to Buy models and the period of time after which tenants can buy varies between these models. To be eligible for Rent to Buy, tenants must be first time buyers or those returning to the market following a relationship breakdown. As with shared ownership, tenants can have a household income of up to £80,000 to be eligible.

All households should answer the following questions (8, 9, 10 & 11) on affordable housing

* 7. Do you know of anybody who has had to leave the village in the last 5 years due to the lack of affordable housing? If yes, please contact Janice Alexander who will send them a survey form

* 8. If a need for affordable housing is identified, would you support a housing development for local people to meet that need? Any development would be wholly or predominantly affordable homes (rented or shared ownership).  Open market homes would be the minimum required to make the scheme economically viable

* 9. Do you have any suggestions for a suitable site for affordable housing in the village or any other comments regarding housing in the village?

* 10. Do you intend to move to a new home within the parish in the next 5 years? 
If you answer yes please complete Part 3 of this form regardless of the type of housing you will require. 
If there is anyone aged over 55 in your household, please also complete Part 2 of the questionnaire, regardless of your circumstances.