Local Connection

Must I have a local connection to the Cheshire East area?

A full housing duty will only be offered to:

  • Residents of the area of Cheshire East for 6 of the last 12 months
  • Residents of the borough for 3 of the last 5 years
  • Those with permanent employment in the borough
  • Those with close relatives living in the borough (who have been resident for the last 5 years)

Rehousing in Cheshire East without a local connection would only be considered where it might be considered unsafe for someone to reside in an area where they have a connection, or for other special circumstances.

What if I do not have a Local Connection or if I do not want to live in Cheshire East?

If you do not meet any of the local connection criteria or you wish to move to an area outside the borough of Cheshire East, we can help by referring your application to other areas.

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0300 123 5017

Page last reviewed: 04 May 2020