How to join the housing register

Who can be disqualified from the register

There are also other reasons why you may be unable to join the housing register. We may disqualify someone for the following reasons

  • If you or anyone in the household earns above the threshold limit (£30,000 or more per year for single/couple households and £50,000 or more per year for family households)
  • If you currently own a property in the UK or abroad or have owned a property within the last five years and chose to leave or dispose of it
  • If you previously held a social housing tenancy but gave it up, without good reason, within the last five years
  • If you have any housing related debt from a current or previous landlord (this could be the council, housing association or a private rented landlord)
  • If you or anyone in the household has engaged in anti-social behaviour
  • If you or anyone in your household has engaged in threats of violence, actual violence, racial abuse, domestic abuse or hate crime
  • If you are found to have given false information or withheld information in relation to your housing register application. This may also lead to prosecution.

Get in touch about the housing allocations

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.