Anyone can apply to the Council’s Homeseeker Register. However, there are certain eligibility criteria to join the On The Move scheme
Eligible criteria includes:
The Council may only allocate accommodation to people who are defined as qualifying persons. The following classes of applicants will not qualify for entry onto the Homeseekers Register:
If you have a history of rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, you may be excluded from the scheme.
Once accepted on the scheme, you will be able to bid for all properties suitable for your needs. For example, you will be able to bid for properties that match the number of bedrooms appropriate to the size of your household. You can download the Allocations Policy by clicking the Forms and Information link.
To apply for entry onto the Homeseekers' Register you can download an application by clicking the Forms and Information link. Alternatively you can request a form is sent to you by filling the form here Contact Us.
If you do not fill in the application form properly it will be returned to you. The date it is later accepted from will be the date the fully completed form is received.
If you do not provide us with the documents required your application may be accepted onto the housing register but will not be awarded any priority. Once the documents are received your application will be assessed and placed in the appropriate band from the date the documents were received. Click Prioritising Applications for more details on our banding scheme.
You cannot use this service if you have not completed an application form and been accepted onto the housing register.
There are also some people who will not by law be eligible to join the housing register. These are:
For more detailed information contact our Housing Advice Centre.