Prioritising Applications and banding

Everyone who qualifies for the Home-seekers Register will be given a band of priority and an ‘effective date’. An effective date is usually the date an applicant went into their band of priority, however, please see the main policy document for exceptions.

Properties are generally awarded to the bidder in the highest band, with the earliest effective date. 

Bands of priority

The following pages outline criteria for each band. 

Please note that Bands A - C will only be given where the applicant has a local connection to the city.