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Can I apply for a council home?

Please check you qualify before completing an application. If you need further advice contact the Housing options team on 01695 585267.

The following groups of people do not qualify to join the council's housing register.

 

 A. Unacceptable behaviour If an applicant or a member of his/her household is found to have been guilty of unacceptable behaviour serious enough to make them unsuitable to be a tenant. e.g. Rent arrears, or anti social behaviour 
 B. Damage/Neglect of council property Current council tenants who have not maintained their property in accordance with the terms of their tenancy.
 C. Applicants successfully housed through the scheme                      Applicants will not qualify to re-join the housing register for 12 months from the start of their tenancy.                          
 D. Right to buy Those who previously purchased a property through the Right to Buy within the last 10 years unless they are applying for sheltered housing.
 E. Owner occupiers The council will not allocate housing to people who already own their own homes, unless you need sheltered accommodation and your home/assets were not of sufficient value to secure such accommodation privately, or you have other exceptional circumstances.
 F. Income/assets  Applicants whose income is over £40,000 or who have savings/assets over £60,000.