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All properties advertised belong to our housing partners (the Council does not own any of the properties advertised on this site) and as such our housing partners will make the decision on who will be offered a particular property in line with the Homeseeker Policy and their individual allocation policies.

Once the advert has closed a shortlist will be generated, applicants are put in order based on the following:

  • Applicants band in relation to the band the property was advertised
  • The date priority was awarded i.e effective date
  • If the effective date and band of 2 applicants are the same, preference will be given to the applicant with the longest registration date

If your name is at the top of the shortlist you will normally be invited to view the property unless there are reasons why we are unable to do this. The landlord of the property may want to carry out eligibility checks, e.g. rent checks, household circumstance checks or whether you have former rent arrears with any of the partner landlords.

If  the property is not offered to the applicant at the top of the list, the landlord will move to the next applicant and so on, this will be recorded for audit purposes.

If you decide to refuse the property it will be offered to the next person on the shortlist.

If you refuse 2 reasonable and suitable offers of accommodation, your application may be downgraded to a lower priority band.

If you are offered a property you will not be short listed for other properties until you have decided to either accept or refuse the offer. If you accept the property you will be advised by the letting landlord of the process you must follow.