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Step 1 - Registration

You will be able to apply for properties through Island HomeFinder if you have completed a housing register application.  For details on how to apply to join the housing register click Who Can Use the Service.

When you are accepted on to the housing register we will write to tell you:

  • Your housing application number
  • The band your application has been placed in and your priority date. Click Prioritising Applications for more information
  • The number of bedrooms you are entitled to

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances so that we can reassess your application and if necessary make changes to your band and priority date.  Failure to do so could result in any bids you have made being invalid.

Property Size

You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your family. The following table tells you how we normally decide on the number of bedrooms that you are eligible for:

        Number of Bedrooms
 Household Type  Bedsit  1  2  3  4  5
Single Person  Bedsit  1 Bed        
Couple without children    1 Bed        
Parent(s) with one child      2 Bed      
Parent(s) with one girl and one boy both under 10 years      2 Bed      
Parent(s) with two same sex children under 16      2 Bed      
Parent(s) with one girl and one boy where the oldest child is over 10 years        3 bedrooms    
Parent(s) with two same sex children where the oldest child is over 16 years        3 bedrooms    
Parent(s) with three children *        3 bedrooms  4 Bedrooms  
Parent(s) with four or more children *          4 Bedrooms  5 bedrooms

* The maximum number of bedrooms will follow the rule for age and sex separation given for families with two children. Non-dependent children over 16, cousins, grandchildren and other relatives will normally be assessed using the same rules.

Please see Allocation Policy for rules regarding foster children

An additional bedroom can be considered where an overnight carer is needed.

 

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