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How long does it take to get council house keys?

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Lindaoo1 · 26/07/2017 10:59

Hello last Wednesday I had a viewing of a house.
Rang me on Thursday to offer me it.
Today the housing officer is coming to my current house to look around and I've got my passport/birth certificate/driving licence to show her.
What happens next?
It's a week today since viewing.
Anyone have any experience with this?

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WildBelle · 26/07/2017 11:13

I think it depends on whether they need to do any work on the house. Mine was quite quick, I think about 3 weeks from when I viewed it.


araiwa · 26/07/2017 11:23

If only there was council house officer with specific knowledge of you and the house coming to see you today that you could ask....


gamerchick · 26/07/2017 11:27

I got the keys when they came to the house I was living in at the time. That was over 20 years ago though.


LolaTheDarkdestroyer · 26/07/2017 11:31

Is this a council house Stealth boast? Ask the council ffs, it could have loads of work which will take months or it could be ready to go in a week how would we know?


ems137 · 26/07/2017 11:31

You might get them today!


x2boys · 26/07/2017 11:45

We viewed the house went to sign the papers a few days later and got the keys there and then this was a couple of yrs ago.


Katalshahriyar1347 · 17/03/2023 14:03

I had viewing a council flat and the council officer told me if you accept this flat, I’m going to send you an appointment to collect the flat keys, I would like to know how long will it take to receive the keys????

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