Property eligibility criteria

We are a social housing provider with limited housing stock. It is important that we make best use of that stock when it becomes available for letting. We have to restrict who can be considered for our different property types. We consider you for properties that meets the needs of your household.

Types of property that you will be considered for

Household type Bedsit Low rise flat High rise flat Bungalow Maisonette House Pensioner designated house
Single or couple X X X        
Single or couple with parental contact with children X X X   X    
Group of adults   X X   X    
Family with child(ren) aged under 12   X     X X  
Family with child(ren) aged 12-17   X X   X X  
Family with adult children (aged 18+)   X X   X    
Single or couple pension age (60+) X X X X      
Pension age family (60+) with children aged 0-17   X X X X X X
Pension age family (60+) with adult children / other adults   X X X X   X
Any age with medical priority for all on one level accommodation X X X X      

Eligibility for properties

When a property is advertised it states what the eligibility criteria is. You must not bid for a property if you do not meet the eligibility criteria for it as you are wasting your bid.

The following points should be taken into consideration when placing your bid.


You are only eligible to bid for a house if you are a main carer for a child (a dependent aged 17 and under). If you have parental access, for example they stay overnight sometimes, you are not eligible for houses. You can bid for a two bedroom flat or maisonette. 

Extra bedrooms

We only consider you for properties with the number of bedrooms your household needs. If you think you have a special need for an extra bedroom, please contact Homesearch to discuss this further.

Age restricted properties

Some of our properties are designated for people over a certain age. We state if an age restriction applies in the property advert and you must be at least the age stated in order to bid. An exception might be where you have a medical need for a particular type of accommodation. We advise you if you will be considered you for such properties.

Adapted properties

We follow slightly different rules when allocating adapted properties.

Find out more about this in our lettings policy