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East Surrey Subregional - Reigate & Banstead

Prioritising Applications

The Council uses a banding scheme to prioritise applications.

All Waiting List and Transfer applications received for rented accommodation will be assessed and placed in one of 4 bands, A to D. The table below sets out a summary of the banding scheme and gives examples of those applicants who would be eligible to be placed in each band. For a full description of the bands please see the Council's website for the Housing Register and Allocations Policy or contact the Housing Register Team.


 Band  Criteria  Examples
Band A Emergency and urgent priority

Medical emergency, life is in danger unless unless they move, tenants of social landlords that have been notified their home is to be demolished or redeveloped, tenants of social landlords who are downsizing, social tenants no longer in need of an adapted property, persons succeeding to a social tenancy, but to a smaller property, or have circumstances which are exceptional and /or emergencies which do not fit in to the above to

Band B High priority

Households accepted as homeless where the Council has a legal duty to provide accommodation or acceped a short term tenancy to prevent homelessness, tenants who are lacking 2 or more bedrooms as assessed under our bedroom needs, medium medical needs

Band C Medium priority and Community Contribution Qualification

Tenants that lack one bedroom as assesed under our bedroom needs, homeless households not in priority need, applicants in Supported housing who meet the Community Contribution Criteria and social tenants who qualify under the Community Contribution Criteria

Band D Medium priority without Community Contribution

Tenants with a need to move as assessed in Band C but who do not fulfil the Community Contribution Criteria.


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