Properties are advertised for Transfer or Waiting List applicants. If you are a Waiting List Applicant you will be unable to apply for homes that have been prioritised for Transfer applicants and vice versa. Anyone can place a bid for a property that meets their bedroom entitlement but each property advertised is prioritised for a specific band. Each property advert advises which band will be given priority.
All bids received will be put in priority order starting with the band the property was prioritised for. This produces a list of eligible applicants for each property advertised.
If your name is at the top of the priority list you will normally be invited to view the property unless there are reasons why we are unable to do this. The Council may request further documents/information before offering you the chance to be nominated. If we are unable to offer the property to the applicant at the top of the list we will move to the next applicant and so on. The housing association you are nominated to will also undertake checks, and provided they are satisfied following the checks they will invite you to view the property.
If after viewing the property you decide to refuse it, it will be offered to the next person on the priority list. If a reasonable explanation for refusal is not given this will be considered as one of your reasonable offers. Applicants should be aware that the Council has placed a limit of two reasonable offers on applicants that are eligible for bidding. This means if an applicant bids for a property and refuses a second reasonable offer their application will be removed from the Register.
If you are offered a property you will not be shortlisted for other properties until you have decided to either accept or refuse the offer.
If you accept the property the housing association will advise when you can move in and will arrange for you to sign the tenancy agreement and collect the keys.