When the closing date for the bidding has passed a shortlist will be produced for each property that has been advertised.
The shortlists will all be different as they will reflect the applicants who have bid on that property and the band they are in.
The successful person is usually the one who meets the property criteria, is in the highest priority band and who has been on the Homes in the City waiting list in that band for the longest amount of time.
The successful bidder will be contacted either online, by email or phone, so we can check:
We advertise 5% of properties with a preference for Band 1. The person who is top of the shortlist for this home will:
- Be in Band 1
- Have the greatest number of housing needs that place them into Band 1
- Have a greater waiting time than any other applicants in Band 1 with the same number of housing needs
Bands 2 and 3
We advertise 5% of properties with a preference for Bands 2 and 3. The person who is top of the shortlist for this home will:
- Be in Bands 2 and 3
- Have the greatest number of housing needs that place them into Bands 2 and 3
- Have a greater waiting time than any other applicants in Bands 2 and 3 with the same number of housing needs
Ground floor flats
we give priority to applicants needing:
- one-level accommodation
- access without climbing stairs or one or two steps
New Build properties
We advertise new build properties so that:
- 20% per scheme are to applicants in the greatest housing need
- 80% are to applicants who are current tenants of the council or a Housing Association
- Of this we advertise 40% to current tenants who also have a local connection to the area
Best use of stock
For 50% of all suitable bungalows, flats and maisonettes we give priority to council or Housing Association tenants who are freeing a house.
We advertise homes released this way to tenants who live in overcrowded homes.
We give priority to applicants whose needs best match the property adaptations. This means we prioritise people who need the adaptations over those who don't.