Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

HOST reception at Sale Waterside is open on an appointment only basis. HOST is contactable on 0161 912 2230 (during office hours) and 0800 218 2000 (after 5pm and at weekends). You can also email host@salixhomes.co.uk with any housing or homelessness queries.

Housing advice

Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) provides housing and homelessness advice to all residents living within the borough of Trafford.

Applying for social housing in Trafford

Trafford Council no longer owns any homes – they are all owned and managed by Trafford Housing Trust (THT). There are a number of othe​r registered housing providers who have different types of properties so it's worth considering them too.

Trafford Housing Trust

Trafford Housing Trust owns, manages and provides over 9,000 homes to people in housing need across Trafford.

Empty properties

In Trafford there are approximately 1000 homes that have been vacant for more than six months. We can potentially help owners to bring an empty property back into housing use by working in partnership with social enterprise schemes and local housing associations (HAs).

Calling all private landlords

Do you know of anyone who may be a landlord who has properties to rent in the Trafford Borough and is interested in an investment opportunity? If so, Salix Living may be able to assist.


If you are homeless or are concerned you may become homeless you should contact HOST.

If you become homeless outside of their normal opening hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team by telephoning  0800 218 2000.

Registered providers

Contact details and links to the webpages of Registered Providers/Housing Associations in trafford.

Housing Policies, Strategies & Data

The way in which our services are run and developed, and the way decisions are made, are guided by a number of housing policy and strategy documents.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

What is a HMO? | HMO licensing | Apply for a HMO licence | Standards for HMOs | HMO Licensing register | Apply for a TEN

Self build in Trafford

If you are interested in self or custom building a property in Trafford, our Self and custom build register can help you.

The register will give us an indication of the level of demand for self/custom build in the borough and will help us to identify suitable sites for development.

Duty to refer

This duty to refer places a statutory responsibility on public authorities in England to notify a local housing authority (LHA) of applicants they think may be homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless within 56 days.

Trafford Private Sector Stock Condition Survey 2019

We commissioned a full review of housing and household conditions across the private housing sector in December 2018.

Housing standards

Accommodation certificates | Private rented properties | Make your home more energy efficient

Landlord licence

All landlords and property managing agents who let large houses in multiple occupation require a licence from the local authority. How to apply for a licence.

Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)

LEAP is a free service delivered to the home, and is offered to people of all tenures who are fuel poor or vulnerable. The eligibility criteria is quite broad and the majority of people do qualify for the service.