The council has started to implement its new housing allocation policy.
If you are on the council's housing register, you will receive a letter from us in November or early December 2013 asking you to provide additional information about your circumstances. You must reply to this letter even if your circumstances are unchanged. You must do this by 31 December 2013.
If you do not respond to this request for information, the council will assume that you no longer require its assistance with housing, and your application will be cancelled.
When the policy changes are implemented it may affect your application in one or more of the following ways:
- Your application may be excluded from the council's housing register,
- Your priority banding may change,
- The size of property you are eligible for may change.
If any of these apply to you, we will write to you no later than 7 February 2014. Your application may of course be unaffected. If this is the case, we will not write to you.
In addition to the changes detailed above, the council will be advertising available properties on a weekly basis rather than the current fortnightly cycle. This will affect all applicants and you will need to remember to view properties each week to maximise your chances of making a successful bid. The first weekly cycle will start on Wednesday 18 December 2013.
We are also updating this website and so some information may be unavailable for a short time.
You can use this website to apply to join the housing register, tell us about a change in your circumstances, and complete your annual renewal. You can also use this website to bid for a home to rent or by with a housing association.
You must have an active housing register application in order to submit property bids. To apply to the housing register, click on the "online form" option in the toolbar at the top of this page.
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