How we prioritise applications

There are circumstances when we add some time to your application date. This is because your need for a new home could be greater than someone else who applied on the same day as you.

We prioritise applications using the date that you apply. We will add six months, one year or two years to your application date depending upon the factors listed below. When we do this, it means that your application date will change, helping you to move in to your new home quicker. 

Example: If you applied on 1 April 2020 and you proved that you were overcrowded by one bedroom, your application date would be changed to 1 April 2019. 

You will be asked to provide proof of the following factors as part of the application process.

6 months added

6 months added

  • If you have local connections where our homes are located.
  • If you have previously managed a tenancy well
One year added

One year added

  • When your current housing conditions are unsatisfactory
  • Where there are welfare/hardship issues
  • When you are overcrowded by one bedroom
  • When your relationship has broken down
  • If you are in low paid work, voluntary work, higher education or employment-related training close to where our homes are located. 
  • If you require medical needs that require you to move
  • If you are subject to low level nuisance.
Two years added

Two Years Added

  • Statutory homeless – this is only granted where the local authority has approved it
  • When you have rooms spare in your home
  • When you are overcrowded by more than two bedrooms
  • Your home is in an area subject to regeneration works meaning you have to move
  • When you or someone living with you has life at risk status supported by the Police 
  • When you have high medical needs 
  • If you are an armed forces leaver.

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