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Battens Lane Vacancy Application

Application for affordable housing with AEOB

Please complete the form below by the 30th Nov 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted soon after that to be invited for interview, provisionally no later than the 7th Dec 2020.
The flat occupation before Christmas if possible and no later than the week commencing 4th January 2021.

AEOB Information

AEOB is a not-for-profit housing organisation which currently operates one affordable housing property in the St George area of Bristol. You can find out more on our About Us page.
The goals of running through the selection process are to:

  1. match people in housing need with suitable units in the property
  2. maximise occupancy and minimise vacancy losses
  3. attract households who are willing to make a positive contribution to the co-op

Battens Lane

The property contains 6 flats plus a common room, laundry and outside spaces, including parking, which are shared by all. It is well insulated with solar panels, efficient plumbing and electrical installations and underfloor heating throughout. The property is managed by AEOB in a friendly and respectful way, and the tenants have formed a co-operative to co-ordinate day to day operation of the building.

It is on a quiet street within walking distance of local shops, Hanham high street, two park areas, three primary schools (Air Balloon, Two Mile Hill & Christ Church Hanham CofE) and two secondary schools (John Cabot Academy & Hanham Woods Academy).

Flat A & F are 2 x Bed Flats. The layout for Flat A is shown below and Flat F layout will follow.

Essential information:

  1. Cost
    • Rent for Flat A and Flat F – £775 per month for each flat
    • + Service charge of £21 (inc. internet, management costs & window cleaning)
    • + Bills – projected £70 per calendar month
    • Gas – Split per flat on a per capita basis
    • Electricity – Sub-metered to each flat, plus a share of communal usage
    • Water – service charge split per flat, usage split on a per capita basis
  2. Expectation of contributions to the building community
    • Be an active positive member of the tenants organisation
    • Complete a share of communal responsibilities, as agreed by the tenants organisation (e.g. putting bins out, cleaning of communal areas)
  3. Tenancy Details
    • 6 Months initial period
    • At the end of 6 months there will be a review process
    • After mutually positive review an assured tenancy will be offered (tenancy for life) with 1 month notice to be given if the tenant wishes to leave at any point
  4. Tenancy Agreement Summary
    • Only small pets allowed (i.e. no dogs, but cats ok, caged pets allowed)
    • No smoking in the building
    • Not to operate any trade or business at or from the property, without written consent from AEOB and agreement from tenants management organization.
    • No subletting or the taking in of lodgers
  5. Key Dates
    • Applications submitted by: 30th Nov 2020
    • Review of application and shortlisting: provisionally 27th March
    • Interviews: provisionally no later than 7th Dec 2020
    • Confirmation of offer: tbc
    • Latest moved in date: week commencing 4th January 2021

View from Front

Battens Lane view from Front

View from Yard/Parking Area

Battens Lane view from Yard

Flat A Layout

Flat F Layout

To follow

Application Form


Target - £900k
Actual - £628k

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