Posted on 16 February 2021
Welcome to Jigsaw – our new home search online platform, replacing HomeHunt.
From 15 February 2021, all our properties advertised on HomeHunt will be transferred to Jigsaw.
As part of our commitment in supporting all local authorities with their homeless duty, we will now be using Jigsaw to help manage our properties which fall outside of the nomination agreement for that local authority, or where the local authority have failed to nominate someone from their housing register.
Jigsaw is owned by Housing Partners and the website will give customers who are unable to access the housing register (held by local authorities) the option to find an affordable home.
- It is free to applicants
- Our new Jigsaw service gives us more control and ownership of what we’re advertising as it’s all handled in-house by ourselves
- The application process is far quicker for residents and less time-consuming for our colleagues – all information is submitted directly to the site
- Applicants have improved choice – they can now search all our areas, which they previously weren’t able to do
- Applicants are now able to manage their own profile
How to register
To bid on any of our properties, you will first need to register on Jigsaw. We’ll then need to approve the registration to enable you to have full access to the system.
Before access is given, there will be several criteria, customers need to pass before approval is given to bid on properties.
Donna Richardson-Green, Empty Homes and Lettings Team Leader said: “Jigsaw gives applicants improved choice – they can now search all the areas where we have homes, which they previously weren’t able to do. On request we can set up an auto-bidding service, so this helps to also ensure that residents who can’t access a computer can have bids made on their behalf which are in line with their requirements.
“Jigsaw also allows us to include more information on our properties, including floor plans, evidence of gas certificates, EPCs, images and even walkaround videos.”
Our HomeHunt website will close on 28 February 2021. No more properties will be advertised on HomeHunt from 15 February 2021.
Register for Jigsaw