Explore the different ways of finding the right affordable home for you.

Before we can consider you for one of our properties, you will need to register with your local authority’s choice-based lettings scheme (CBL). The aim of CBL is to give you more choice about where you live while also making sure the lettings system is fair, with homes offered to people with the highest priority first. We advertise our homes with four different schemes across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. They are:

West Suffolk and South Cambridgeshire

General needs, Sheltered housing

Babergh, Braintree, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk and East Suffolk

General needs, Sheltered housing

Breckland

General needs, Sheltered housing

Norwich

Sheltered housing

Sheltered Housing

We provide sheltered housing across East Anglia including, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Ipswich and the seaside town of Lowestoft.

Our sheltered schemes boast spacious community rooms, beautiful shared gardens and fully equipped laundry rooms. The residents in our sheltered housing also benefit from the added security of having an alarm service and a non resident scheme manager, providing housing related support Monday to Friday.

If you are 55 or older and are interested in applying for one of our sheltered properties, just register with your local choice based lettings scheme or give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Mutual Exchange

Most residents of Suffolk Housing have the right to exchange the tenancy of their home with another council or housing association tenant, by a process called ‘mutual exchange’.

Suffolk Housing residents are able to register their property for free, and view other residents’ homes on House Exchange, follow the link to get started:

We're now working through the applications we had to put on hold during 2020, so any new applications might take a little longer to process.

Right to Buy

The Preserved Right to Buy is available to residents whose home was previously owned by the council, then sold to us while they were occupied.

You can make a joint application with:

  • Someone who shares your tenancy
  • Up to three family members who’ve lived with you for the past 12 months (even if they don’t share your tenancy)

 

We will confirm your eligibility within four weeks of receiving your application. If you are not, we will let you know why.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our offices are currently closed.

Please send all applications and documentation by email (scanned copies or documents photographed clearly will be acceptable too) to RightToBuy@flagship-group.co.uk.

If you are eligible, please complete both the forms below and return to us with copy evidence of ID for each person wishing to join the Right to Buy:

We will confirm your eligibility within four weeks of receiving your application. If you are not, we will let you know why.

Right to Acquire

Right to Acquire allows some housing association tenants to buy their home at a discount. You can apply to see if you are eligible to buy your home if you’ve been a tenant of a public sector landlord for a qualifying period of three complete years.

You can make a joint application with:

• Someone who shares your tenancy
• Up to three family members who’ve lived with you for the past 12 months (even if they don’t share your tenancy)

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our offices are currently closed.

Please send all applications and documentation by email (scanned copies or documents photographed clearly will be acceptable too) to RightToBuy@flagship-group.co.uk.

If you are eligible, please complete both the forms below and return to us with copy evidence of ID for each person wishing to join the Right to Acquire:

We will confirm your eligibility within four weeks of receiving your application. If you are not, we will let you know why.

Voluntary right to buy

The Government has announced a second Voluntary Right to Buy pilot scheme for a small number of housing associations in the Midlands.

We are not one of these, and currently do not offer Voluntary Right to Buy.

If you have any questions regarding the Voluntary Right to Buy, you can visit the Right to Buy website to speak to one of the Government’s Right to Buy Agents.