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Prioritising applications

How do we prioritise your Housing Register application?

Once we have accepted you onto the Housing Register, we assess your housing needs based on a banding system.

The banding scheme is explained in the housing allocation scheme (PDF) [697KB] .

Housing needs vary, for example, you may:

  • live somewhere that has a serious effect on the your health
  • are an under-occupying household and want to downsize
  • you need to move so your current council property can be repaired or modernised

Waiting times vary depending on a number of different factors:

  • priority banding
  • the number of bedrooms you need 
  • how selective you are over the type of property you want to live in
  • how selective you are over where in the borough you want to live in