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Choice Based Letting Banding Scheme.

 

 

Band A

 

Exceptional Needs

Where ‘substantial evidence from a statutory organisation, such as the police, is provided which concludes that risk to life or serious harm could result if an immediate move is not obtained (includes victims of domestic violence, racial harassment, and witness intimidation).

Welfare

Applicants awarded an ‘urgent priority by the Welfare Assessment Panel.

Adapted Property

The applicant occupies a Council or Registered Social Landlord (RSL) property within the Cornwall Homechoice area that is fully wheelchair accessible, where no household member requires the adaptations and an applicant who needs an adapted property in the location has been identified.

Multiple Needs

An applicant qualifies under two or more of the Band B criteria, excluding the multiple needs assessment.

 

Band B

 

Statutory Homelessness

Applicants to whom Cornwall Council has accepted a full housing duty under the current Homelessness legislation.

Welfare

Applicants awarded a ‘high priority by the Welfare Assessment Panel.

Lack of Bedrooms

Applicant lacks 2 or more bedrooms in their current home, UNLESS evidence exists that the overcrowding is deliberate.  (This excludes applicants in temporary accommodation).

Disrepair

Applicants living in private sector accommodation awarded a ‘high disrepair assessment by the Councils Environmental Health department.

Move-on

The applicant is formally accepted under the move-on quota scheme.

Downsizing

Tenants in Cornwall who are under-occupying a Council or RSL property.

Redevelopment

Programme

Where a social housing tenant residing in Cornwall is required to move permanently due to a redevelopment programme and wishes to apply for a move through the scheme.

Multiple Needs

An applicant qualifies under two or more of the Band C criteria, excluding the multiple needs assessment.

 

Band C

 

Homelessness Other

Applicants who are homeless or threatened with homelessness but not owed a main housing duty by Cornwall Council.

Welfare

Applicants awarded a ‘medium priority by the Welfare Assessment Panel.

Disrepair

Applicants living in private sector accommodation awarded a ‘medium disrepair assessment by the Councils Environmental Health department.

Lack of bedrooms

Applicants who lack one bedroom in their current home.

Support/Facilities

The applicant, or a member of their household, needs to move to a particular ‘locality within Cornwall, to give or receive on-going support from ‘close family members, or to access specialist medical facilities.

Work/Training

The applicant, or a member of their household, needs to move closer to their place of work/training (of a non-casual nature) within Cornwall.

Multiple Needs

An applicant qualifies under two or more of the Band D criteria.

 

Band D

 

 

Welfare

Applicants awarded a ‘low priority by the Welfare Assessment Panel.

Disrepair

Applicants living in private sector accommodation awarded a ‘low disrepair assessment by the Councils Environmental Health department.

Shared Facilities

Applicants share bathroom or kitchen with non-family members.

Children living in flats and/or lacking a garden

Applicant has child/children less than 10 years of age and lives in a property above ground floor, with no lift.

Applicant has a child/children less than 10 years of age living in a property without access to a garden.

 

Band E

 

Welfare

Applicants awarded a ‘nil priority by the Welfare Assessment Panel.

Disrepair

Applicants living in private sector accommodation awarded a ‘nil disrepair assessment by the Councils Environmental Health department.

Owner Occupiers/Savings

Applicants who have savings or equity over £75,000.

Tenancy Issues

Applicants with a history of anti-social behaviour or rent arrears (unless appropriate action is being taken).

Adequately Housed

Applicants in accommodation that is suitable for their needs.

 

Local Connection

Criteria

Within each band listed above, applicants with a qualifying local connection to Cornwall will be considered before applicants who do not have a local connection to the County.

 

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