Priorities for council housing

The higher your housing need, the more chance you have of being offered a property.

When we are allocating a property, we produce a list of everyone that has bid for it, in priority order. The priority order goes from highest to lowest.

We do not consider bids from people who are not eligible for the property.

We arrange a pre-tenancy interview with the bidder with the highest priority. 

Banding categories

Bidders are prioritised by band. A is the highest band and E is the lowest band. Within these bands bidders are prioritised as follows -

  • A - by the number of priorities you have, then the date you went into Band A
  • B - by the date you were awarded your priority
  • C - by the number of points you have, then by your application date
  • D - by the number of points you have, then by your application date
  • E - by your application date

In certain circumstances, we do not advertise a property. Instead, we will allocate it to a customer with a direct let award.

You can learn more about our Allocations Policy here.

Be aware that our properties are taking longer than usual to be ready for new customers to move into at present. This is due to a number of reasons. We will contact you directly when the keys are ready. Thank you for your patience.