There are a wide range of Housing Services available within Oldham. There are specific NASS accommodation providers (as listed in Section 2 National Asylum Support Service). It is important to remember that Asylum Seekers are dispersed around the UK on a “no choice” basis and that they may only have limited knowledge of Oldham. Once a decision has been made, asylum seekers are required to leave their NASS accommodation.   At this point, those with a negative decision are expected to leave the UK.  Those with a positive decision will then become refugees and will be able to access Oldham Housing and Advice Services.

The Private Rented Sector Enforcement Team can offer advice to tenants and landlords on disrepair issues, irrespective of immigration status.  The team has the ability to enforce against landlords for necessary repairs.