Most of Willow Park’s homes are available at rents between £70–£90 per week depending on the size of the property.
Some of our properties also have a ‘service charge’ in addition to the weekly rent. This is usually for the maintenance of communal gardens on blocks of flats, cleaning of stairwells, maintenance of communal TV aerials and door entry systems.
If the home you have been offered has these services, you will be provided with a list of what services are provided and the weekly cost to you.
If the home you have been offered has a communal heating charge, you will be advised of how much you have to pay weekly. In general all services provided (with the exception of heating), are eligible for Housing Benefit.
When you become a tenant with Willow Park, we will offer you advice on any benefits that you may be entitled to. From April 2013 a limit will be put on the amount of benefit that people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called a benefit cap. The benefit cap means that people should not get more in benefit payments than the average wage paid to people in work. Use the benefit cap calculator to find out if the benefit cap will apply to you.
We can also help you to claim Housing Benefit. You will need to bring certain documents with you to your ‘sign up’ appointment such as proof of income, benefits you receive, your birth certificate or passport.
We will tell you which other documents to bring when we make an offer of a property to you. If you do not bring these documents when you sign for your property, we will not be able to give you the keys for your home.
For help with the Governments changes to Housing Benefit see the ‘EntitledTo’ website and calculate how the new bedroom tax may affect you. http://entitledtofortenants.com/calculator.aspx