Brixham Housing Survey

Brixham Town Council has secured a grant from Homes England to carry out a housing needs survey for the possible supply of affordable accommodation in the Old Police House area at the rear of the Town Hall building.  The Council is working with independent community development charity Devon Communities Together on the consultation, which will ensure the public have a say in what they want.

This community housing survey is designed to assess the need for these new properties.
If you are already registered on Devon Home Choice and live in Brixham you do not need to complete this form as your housing requirements have already been recorded.

Completed forms must be received by 23rd March 2020

Confidentiality and Data Protection: This information is collected by Devon Communities Together (DCT) as data controller in accordance with the general data protection regulations in the Data Protection Act 1998 to provide information for the Housing Survey Report. Please see end of form for full Data Protection statement.

Please answer all questions relevant to your household as fully as possible in order to ensure that your housing need can be accurately assessed.

A separate form for each household that wants to move must be completed. For example, each grown up child (over 18) in a family, who wants to set up their own home, should complete a separate form, giving their own financial details and personal circumstances, not that of the main household. If you require extra forms or have any queries, please contact Janice Alexander on 01392 248919

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

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.