Having someone else live in your property might affect your rent or your eligibility for rented housing.
If you would like another person to live with you in your GHA property, then you must let your Housing Officer know before they move in as stated in your tenancy agreement with the GHA.
Why do I need to do this?
Having someone else live with you in your property might affect any benefit you are currently receiving or your eligibility for rented housing so you should contact us straight away. Failure to let us know will put you at risk of losing your home and/or being charged with benefit fraud.
What do I need to do?
If you would like a partner or spouse to live with you:
You need to fill out the application form. Please include both of your details on the form:
both of your contact + address details
information on both of your earnings, savings and any other sources of income
You will need to send it to us with the following:
copies of wage slips for the both of you (4 wage slips if weekly paid, 2 wage slips if fortnightly paid, 2 wage slips if monthly paid and, if self-employed, your tax assessment for the previous year and most recent audited accounts)
copies of your status declaration certificates or employment permit number (previously right to work)
Please note that your joint income will be assessed to make sure that you both meet the criteria for social housing. If you both meet the criteria to remain in social housing, your partner or spouse will become a joint tenant of the property.
If you would like someone other than your spouse or partner to live with you (ie child, grandchild, other family member) on a permanent or temporary basis:
You will need to fill out a permission to accommodate form.
You will need to supply the details mentioned above but just for the person staying with you. If approved, they will become an occupant of the property.
You can send the above forms to us by:
post to Guernsey Housing Association, First Floor, Newlands House, Lowlands Trading Estate, Braye Road, Vale GY3 5XJ