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Prioritising applications

The Homeseeker Service uses a banding scheme to prioritise applications dependant upon the urgent nature of the applicants housing needs.

All applications received will be assessed and placed in one of  the relevant bands depending on your housing need. The table below briefly sets out the banding scheme and gives some examples of those applicants who would be eligible to be placed in each band. Further details of the banding scheme and application process can be found within the Homeseeker policy: English Version. Welsh Version.

Priority banding will be assessed by the Homeseeker Team.

Platinum Band

High Priority

Urgent priority for existing tenants of Homeseeker partner landlords who are affected by the bedroom tax and are facing financial hardship.

Gold Band 

High Priority

Urgent medical need

Under occupation of partnership tenancy

Supported Housing tenant ready for move on

Statutorily Overcrowded

Disrepair (Category 1 Hazard)

Leaving Armed Forces

Financial hardship

Two silver band priorities

Homeless Band

High Priority

Applicants owed a full homeless duty under Housing Wales Act 2014

Silver Band

Moderate Priority

Joint application with friend/relative in order to house share

Lodging/Shared facilities

Relationship breakdown with spouse/partner

Lacking bedrooms

Non-urgent medical need

Homeless/Threatened with Homelessness

Living in a flat above ground floor with children under 10

Bronze Band

Low Priority

Owner occupiers

Applications who are currently suitability housed