When assessing your application the council will determine the number of bedrooms required by each applicant by allowing one bedroom for:
Also, households expecting a child can be registered for suitably sized accommodation to recognise the needs of their unborn child, as well as any existing family needs, upon production of proof of pregnancy from a qualified medical practitioner.
Households who need larger accommodation (4+ beds) can be given the choice as to whether they would like to be considered for smaller accommodation than the allocation policy states they require providing that it would still meet their needs and not overcrowd the property. This choice needs to be verified in writing from the applicant so it is evidenced.
Individual landlords letting policies may further restrict the size of families that may apply for properties – such restrictions will be included in the property details for each advert.
Due to the very high demand for the limited number of properties on the Island, additional bedrooms cannot be given to applicants who have children or other family living separately, but who visit and stay on occasions.