There are two steps to complete before you can apply for one of our homes.
First of all, you’ll set up your account – please keep your log in details safe as you’ll need these to log back in and complete the process.
During the first stage, you’ll watch a few short videos about Twenty11 and what we offer, so that you can decide if you’d like to be one of our tenants. We want to make sure you understand our offer, so we’ll also ask you a few questions to confirm this.
Once you’ve successfully answered these questions, we’ll ask you to upload some documents. This is to confirm the identities of who will live with you and also the household income. This helps us to check if you qualify for one of our homes, but also to help calculate the rent if you’re offered one of our homes.
Lastly, we’ll carry out a few checks to make sure that all the information is correct – this could include contacting previous landlords and the DWP. With your consent we’ll also carry out a credit check on all adult household members. This is to help us ensure the information provided is true and accurate, and that any home you are offered is truly affordable.
Once you’ve done this, we’ll let you know you’re fully verified and can start bidding. If we’re unable to fully verify you, we’ll let you know.
Yes, it’s important you keep your information up to date. We’ll ask you to reconfirm the information you’ve submitted to us every six months. You must maintain this to be able to bid on our homes. If you let your documents expire, any bids you make will not be considered. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you when you need to update your documents.
If you’re a tenant of Red Kite Community Housing (unless you are in temporary accommodation) you are not able to apply for our homes. This is to protect the rights that you have with your current tenancy.
Yes, you can, however it’s important that you understand that our tenancies are not the same as other housing associations and different rights and obligations apply. Your rights will not transfer with you if you move into one of our homes.
We recommend that you seek independent advice if you currently live in a housing association home and wish to move to Twenty11.
If you would like to become a Twenty11 tenant then you will need to complete our registration process.
At the moment our homes are initially advertised on Bucks Home Choice. Due to how Bucks Home Choice works, bidding is only open to homeseekers in the first instance. The following week, if we've not found a tenant for the home, we'll message all our verified applicants who need a home of that size to see if they're interested. If they are, we'll use the same prioritisation that Bucks Home Choice does if interest from more than one verified applicant is expressed. It's therefore really important that you complete the verification process if you wish to become one of our tenants.
During the verification process you’ll need to share with us information about your household income. We’ll use this to calculate a rent that is affordable for your household. The rent will then stay the same for the duration of your tenancy unless your circumstances change significantly, such as if your household changes or you experience something life changing.
Your rent will be reviewed at the start of every tenancy term you have with us. This means you’ll have to provide us with up to date information when we request it.
For an indication of what rent you might be charged, you can use our rent calculator.
Within our group structure we have an ambitious development programme, which will see us deliver high quality homes, meaning we can offer customers a range of products. Some of these will be available with our flexible rents and will be advertised through Bucks Home Choice – this means you must be fully verified to bid on these when they become available. Some of our new homes will be available for market rent.
Look at some of our exciting Twenty11 developments.
We don’t currently offer shared ownership homes, but we do offer homes for market rent. See our market rent page for more information.
If you experience a problem with a neighbour, and the problem isn’t serious, we’ll always recommend trying to have a chat with your neighbour. They may not know that they’ve caused a problem and things could get resolved quickly.
If this isn’t possible, you can report anti-social behaviour to us, and we’ll help support you.
If you’re a tenant, you can do this through the portal by logging on and clicking on ‘Anti-social Behaviour Cases’ and then ‘Report ASB’.
If you’re not one of our tenants but want to complain about one of our tenants, you can email email@example.com.
You can find out more about how we can support you if you’re experiencing anti-social behaviour on our ASB page.
Yes, if you are experiencing domestic abuse you don’t have to go through it alone, we’re here to help you.
There are lots of things we can do including looking at home security improvements, as well as offering basic housing advice. We can also signpost you to support groups or other specialist agencies who can arrange for emergency accommodation.
We’ll handle all information confidentially and sensitively, and agree a communication plan with you, so we only speak when it’s safe to do so.
We love to hear from all our customers about how we’re doing, whether it’s a compliment, or something that hasn’t gone well. Please contact our Feedback Team.
You can message us through your portal and let us know your feedback, or if you’re not a tenant, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s really important to us to hear and respond to your views.
For further information, see our feedback page.
Twenty11 is a digital first company – this means that you can contact us in the following ways:
If you're a Twenty11 tenant, your tenancy is managed through the portal.
We know that some people will want to strengthen their digital skills, which we know can be super useful for other things too, and we can help support this.
If you want help with your digital skills, drop us a quick message at email@example.com or if you’re a tenant, through the portal.
That’s fantastic! We’re always excited to work with new partners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch.
That’s great news. If you live in one of our homes and are over 18, we’d love to work with you on your Personal Success Plan.
If you’re a tenant, please drop us a line through the portal. If you live in one of our homes, but are not a tenant, please email email@example.com and just let us know that you want to talk about your Personal Success Plan. We’ll then schedule your first session with one of the team. How exciting!
Our Community Potential Specialists work with our residents to help them achieve their potential. Through one-to-one sessions, they can help you identify your goals and the steps to get there, developing a Personal Success Plan.
They can help to:
Read more about the Community Potential Specialist.
It’s great that you have your Personal Success Plan in place, and you sound really committed. Our Community Potential Specialists will be able to work with you to see if you’d qualify for support through our Aspiration Pot. This is a pot of money we set aside each year to provide that extra helping hand to achieve your goals.
Find out about the Aspiration Pot and how to apply.
It’s great that you’re keen to volunteer! We have lots of ways you can get involved depending on your interests and availability. Just drop us a portal message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, please get in touch with us via the tenant portal as soon as possible. We’ll be able to work with you to understand how we can help you, including budgeting, checking what benefits you may be entitled to, as well as other financial guidance and help through our network of partners.
In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to offer a short-term discount, so do let us know if you’re having difficulties.
For more information, visit our rent and benefits page.
We'll work with all our tenants who experience difficulties. It's important that you get in touch with us and agree with a member of the team how you'll manage your account and any arrears. We can work with you on any payment plans, and we can advise you of any benefits you may be entitled to.
If you do not maintain your rent payments you will receive negative points on your Tenancy Sustainment Licence, so it’s really important that you contact us as soon as possible so we can help you.
If your starter tenancy is coming to an end and you’re in arrears, we may consider extending your starter tenancy and we’ll discuss this with you.
If you're struggling to pay rent, please see our dedicted rent and benefits page.
All repairs should be reported through the portal. Once you’ve logged in, click on ‘My Repairs’ and then ‘Report a Repair’.
If you’re not a tenant and you want to report a repair to one of our homes, please email email@example.com
When you report a repair, it’s helpful if you can take photos or a video of what needs fixing. This will help us diagnose the repair quickly (and this will help contribute to the digital engagement points on your Tenancy Sustainment Licence).
This will depend on the type of repair requested. If you have an emergency repair, we’ll attend within two hours and complete within 24 hours. If you have an urgent repair (non-emergency), we’ll attend within five working days. However, a routine repair will take up to 20 days.
When you log a repair with us, we’ll let you know how long it’s likely to take.
Our number one priority is to keep our customers and staff safe. We’re following the current government advice and continue to review information to ensure that we operate our services in line with the most up to date published government and Public Health England guidance. Read more about our repairs process during COVID-19.
In an emergency we can take telephone calls. However, if your call is not about an emergency you will be redirected to one of our online digital channels.
An emergency repair would be one that is an urgent health and safety issue, such as an uncontrollable leak.
During our office hours the number you should call is 01494 700011.
If you are calling outside office hours you should call 0207 0936496.
If you want to make some changes to your home, it’s important you check your tenancy agreement which has a section on this.
If you have a starter tenancy you cannot make any alterations, additions or improvements to your home, the building, and/or the estate
If you have a fixed term tenancy, you may be able to make changes providing you get our written consent and any other permissions that may be needed. If you’re not sure what the position is, then please check with us via your portal.
If you’d like to have a pet in your home, you’ll need to complete an application form.
We’ll take into consideration a number of things, including whether your home is suitable for the pet you want to have. If we give you permission, we’ll let you know about your responsibilities in relation to your tenancy agreement. You can find out more about this in our Pet Policy.
Whenever we add negative points to your Tenancy Sustainment Licence, we’ll let you know why we’ve added them, and how many points.
If you don’t agree with our decision, please get in touch so we can discuss this with you. Hopefully we can resolve it quickly and informally with you.
However, if the Tenancy Sustainment Licence award is –15 or more and you don’t agree with our decision, for example, if you don’t think we’ve been fair, reasonable or acted within our policies, you may be able to appeal our decision.
It's a bit like a driving licence and it’s how we record how you’re doing in keeping to the terms of your tenancy, as well as your impact in the community.
During your tenancy we’ll award you points on your Tenancy Sustainment Licence – and these could be both positive and negative (though we hope just positive). The positive awards include things like paying your rent on time, keeping in touch with us digitally and working with our Community Potential Specialist. However, if you commit any breaches of your tenancy such as anti-social behaviour or do not pay your rent, you’ll receive negative points.
We consider your Tenancy Sustainment Licence when we review your tenancy as it is coming to an end. If you keep to the terms of your tenancy agreement, we’ll normally look to automatically renew your tenancy. However, if you have negative awards on your licence this may mean we will not renew your tenancy, and in some cases may look to end your tenancy early.
Find out more about the Tenancy Sustainment Licence.
If you hold a sole tenancy, then it can't be changed to a joint one during the term of the tenancy. However, when your tenancy is up for renewal please let us know you wish to have a joint tenancy and we can consider this as part of our review.
In exceptional circumstances, we may allow a joint tenancy to become a sole tenancy. This can be done by a court order made, for example, during divorce proceedings. Please contact us for advice on this either through the portal or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to move because your housing need has changed, for example, if you’ve had more children, you should register with Bucks Home Choice. If your tenancy is coming up for renewal please let us know about your changed needs, so when we look at your renewal, we can consider your personal circumstances.
Twenty11 tenants don’t have the right for a mutual exchange (this is when you swap your home with someone else), as this is a right only open for tenants of local authorities or housing associations that are registered providers.
If you’ve kept to the terms of your tenancy agreement, we will look to offer you a tenancy renewal. We’ll consider a number of things at this time including your current household circumstances, and let you know the tenancy and rent we will offer you.
If you have not kept to the terms of your tenancy agreement, your tenancy may not be renewed.
We’ll be in touch with you three months before your current tenancy is due to end to start our review.
If you want to end your tenancy, you’ll need to check your tenancy agreement, as the legal position is different depending whether you have a starter (periodic) tenancy or a fixed term tenancy. A starter tenant will need to give us at least four weeks’ notice in writing. For a fixed term tenant, you must give us at least four weeks’ notice if you wish to surrender before the end of the tenancy term, which will need to be accepted in writing by us, and there is also provision for a break notice for this type of tenancy. Whatever type of tenancy you have, if you’re thinking of leaving your home, we advise you to get independent advice (such as from the Citizens Advice Bureau) about handing in your notice and the implications of this. For example, if you voluntarily give up your home, this may affect any future housing application you may make via Bucks Home Choice. Please be aware that we’ll need a forwarding address from you if you hand in your notice, and also, if you leave before the tenancy ends, you’ll still be responsible for the rent until the end of the tenancy.