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Common questions in relation to points

Why are my points lower than on my previous application?
How many points do I need to obtain a property?
I have not been given the right amount of points, how can they be changed?

My home is overcrowded, am I eligible for more points?

My third bedroom is very small, does this count as lacking a bedroom?

Do I get points for downsizing?

Do I get extra points if there isn’t a lift in my block?

 

Why are my points lower than on my previous application?

The Council's Allocations Policy was changed in November 2013. This changed the number of points for all applicants.

 

How many points do I need to obtain a property?

It is not possible to inform applicants what levels of points are necessary to obtain properties as this depends on what properties are available and which applicants chose to apply for them.

 

I have not been given the right amount of points, how can they be changed?

To update your points, please log into your account and update your application form. Your points may be updated based on the information you have given us. Please use the supporting information boxes to update the information where possible.

 

My home is overcrowded, am I eligible for more points?

Yes, you may be entitled to overcrowding points providing all household members have been part of the household for the past 12 months to qualify for overcrowding points

 

My third bedroom is very small, does this count as lacking a bedroom?

You can check the size against the government’s bedrooms standards policy

 

Do I get points for downsizing?

Yes 45 points per bedroom

 

Do I get extra points if there isn’t a lift in my block?

Yes if you have children in flats under the age of 9 where there is no lift. Or possibly if you have medical points relating to the use of stairs