Please read this page for some quick handy hints on how to use this website; if you need to contact somebody about something unrelated to using this website please look at our contact us page.
This page is a handy tutorial on the following common tasks:
How to register on the system
Registering on the system will allocate you a login reference which will allow you to log back in at any time to complete an application, update an application, and when approved, bid on properties and view your bids.
Click on the register button on the top right hand side of the Home page and complete the form.
When you have completed the form, click
You will then be given a login reference which you will need to note down.
How to complete an application form
Once you are registered on the system and have a login you will be able to complete an application form (for example a housing register application form).
To complete the application you will first need to be logged in. If you are not already logged in you can do so by clicking on the Login button on the top right of the screen and entering your login reference followed by the memorable date you set when you originally registered and then press Continue.
You will now be logged into your My Account screen. Click on the Apply for Social Housing link
Complete the social housing form and on the final page, press
Your application has now been submitted and when it has been approved, you will be able to bid on properties you are eligible for. To view the status of your application, click on My account in the top right of the screen and your application status will be displayed.
How to search and bid for properties in St Helens Only
You do not need to be logged in to search for properties, but you do have to be logged in and have an active application to bid on properties.
Click Properties and recent lets search, select the type of property you are searching for, enter an area and press Search. If you just press Search without selecting a property type or area, all available properties will be displayed.
A list of properties will be displayed. If you are logged in, you will see in the bottom right hand corner if you are eligible or not. Your potential position on the shortlist at time of bidding is also displayed. This position can change.
If you are eligible and would like to bid on this property, select the 'apply for property' link.
Confirm your contact details are correct and update them if needed and then press Confirm details and apply.
How to view and withdraw bids
You must first be logged into the system to view and withdraw bids. Once logged in you will need to navigate to the My Account page, from here there is a panel on the right hand side with a link to My Bids.
Your active bids will be displayed.
To view historic bids, use the filters.
To withdraw a bid, click in the checkbox to the left of the bid and press
How to complete your Online Application form Renewal
Customers who have an outstanding application form renewal will be able to process them online.
Go to the website and click Login at the top of the page.
Enter your Login ID and memorable date. If successful, the following screen will appear
The customer will need to click on the Update my details link and then review all pages of their application and make changes if needed.
They will need to go through all pages and check each one then press the Submit button at the end.
If the Submit button is not pressed then the renewal is not complete and reminders will be sent.
How to make a complaint
We hope that you are happy with service that you receive from Under One Roof but can understand that there are times when you may not be satisfied.
If you're not happy - we want to know about it straight away so that we can resolve things quickly for you. We are here to listen and learn and welcome your feedback, which helps us to develop and improve services for you
In order to make a complaint please use the Contact us section on the website
We want to resolve your issue as quickly as possible and where appropriate we will work with you to provide a response or to put it right.
If we are unable to resolve you issue informally, it will go into the following formal two-stage procedure:
If you’re still not happy
If you’ve gone through our complaints process and are still unhappy you can contact the Housing Ombudsman Service. The Housing Ombudsman Service can be contacted at:
Housing Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE
Tel: 0300 111 3000 (lines are open Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 17:15)
Fax: 020 7831 1942