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8 11, 2017

Changes to our Housing Options Service

2017-11-08T13:40:52+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Homeless Reduction Act From April 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act will require Local Authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness. Local Authorities will need to: • Improve referral pathways with local organisations, to maximise the opportunities to prevent homelessness • Provide prevention assistance at an early stage to all households ‘threatened with homelessness’ [...]

7 11, 2017

Download Barnet Homes’ 2016-17 Annual Review

2017-11-07T11:53:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

2016-17 was another extremely successful year at The Barnet Group, and Barnet Homes in particular. We've compiled an account of all our successes, in Barnet Homes' 2016-17 Annual Review. Click here to download a digital copy of this extensive document. Print copies are available on request - please email andrzej.perkins@barnethomes.org for yours.

27 10, 2017

Barnet Council commits £17.5 million for high-priority fire safety works

2017-10-27T11:30:59+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Barnet Council has agreed additional funding of £7.5million for high-priority fire safety works to be carried out across the borough, to ensure resident safety remains the number one priority. The funding was agreed at the Council’s Housing Committee on Monday evening. The total cost of the works, which are being commissioned in direct response to [...]

18 10, 2017

Have your say: Local Lettings Policy

2017-10-18T16:42:13+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

As part of our commitment to ensuring that new homes are meeting the needs of the local community, we are proposing to introduce a Local Lettings Policy in Barnet. A Local Lettings Policy would allow us to allocate certain properties through special arrangements. We want to introduce one to allow us to give priority to [...]

13 10, 2017

Latest update on Granville Road – Friday 13th October

2017-10-13T11:57:15+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

We are pleased to confirm that the removal of the cladding on the three tower blocks on the Granville Road Estate, Templewood Point, Granville Point and Harpenmead Point, is almost completed. We will need to undertake additional works to replace the panels adjacent to balconies as soon as we have identified suitable materials.  We would [...]

10 10, 2017

Rent and weekly charge payments at Post Offices

2017-10-12T09:50:10+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

From 1st November, the way that you can pay your rent and weekly charges will change. You will no longer be able to make payments at the post office. Starting 1st November, you will be able to pay your rent and weekly charges in the following ways: At PayPoint outlets, wherever you see this logo: [...]

9 10, 2017

Social care – City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

2017-10-09T09:27:29+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

Are you a Barnet Homes tenant or leaseholder? Do you have what it takes to work in adult social care? Starting in October 2017 and ending in June 2018 you will attend class 1 day a week from 9.30am to 2.15pm and completing 10 hours a week work experience in an adult care environment. You [...]

29 09, 2017

Fire safety booklet now available to download

2017-09-29T14:17:13+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

Barnet Homes' fire safety leaflet is now available to download. This leaflet gives residents and leaseholders all the information they need to stay fire safe at home. Residents and resident leaseholders will all be receiving a copy of the leaflet along with their Autumn 2017 issue of atHome, which will be dropping through letterboxes. Click [...]

25 09, 2017

Tower blocks – FAQs

2017-10-13T12:12:52+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Barnet Homes’ tower blocks updated 30th June 2017 Barnet Homes, on behalf of Barnet Council, manages 24 tower blocks across the borough. The council and Barnet Homes take fire safety extremely seriously, and extensive measures are in place to ensure our homes comply with fire safety regulations. All our tower blocks have up to date [...]

21 09, 2017

Work begins at Elmshurst Crescent and Basing Way

2017-09-21T10:02:23+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Construction work has begun at two of Opendoor Homes’ development sites. At Elmshurst Crescent (pictured above) in Finchley, under-used garages have been demolished, and foundations are being laid for 13 new homes (two 2-bed houses, and a three-story block of flats). At Basing Way (pictured below), North Finchley, we will be building 14 new homes. [...]