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Find a home

Find a home from a registered provider, look for accredited properties, help to buy schemes and help for armed forces personnel.

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Claim Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support

Find out how to claim benefit, report a change, check Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and more.

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Make money from your empty property

How much could your property be costing you? Find out how to make money from your empty property.

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Problems with your landlord or rented property

What we're doing to make sure privately rented homes meet standards.

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Be a responsible landlord

Read the benefits of joining the Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LAS) and find out how to join. 

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Homelessness and prevention

Homelessness Services are now managed by our housing provider, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.

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Improvements, insulation and repairs

Advice and assistance whether you rent or own your home.

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Home watch

Join a Home Watch scheme and help us to help you.

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Moving into the borough

Things you'll need to do when you move in and services available in the borough to help you make the most of it.

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Report an empty property

Properties that stand empty cause a nuisance for neighbourhoods – tell us about it.

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Alley gating

Alley gates help reduce crime. Find out how you can apply for alley gates.

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Local Housing Allowance

Find out the maximum amount we'll pay if you rent from a private landlord.

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Register your interest in self or custom​ bui​ld

Self or custom build is where you're directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new property


The Care Act

From April 2015, care and support in England changed for the better. The Care Act makes care and support more consistent across the country.


Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.