Who Is Eligible For A Council Flat?

Who gets priority for council housing?

Councils must give some priority for housing to people who: are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.

live in unsanitary or overcrowded housing.

need to move for medical or welfare reasons..

What age can I get a council flat?

You’ll usually have to join a waiting list and you’re not guaranteed to get a property. Ask your council how long you’re likely to have to wait. You can apply if you’re 18 or over (some councils let you apply if you’re 16 or over). You may be able to apply even if you do not live in the area.

Can single person get council flat?

Can a single person get a council flat? Anyone who is eligible can apply for council housing, but homes are normally offered to the people who your local council consider need them the most, so in all reality single people in normal everyday circumstances are highly unlikely to be offered a Council home.

What makes you eligible for social housing?

Be 18 years old or over (55 or over for sheltered housing applicants) Not have refused any offer or nomination of suitable accommodation within the last two years. Have a housing need (e.g. are overcrowded or the accommodation is not suitable for medical reasons)

What is the average wait for a council house?

The average waiting time for all properties – ranging from one-bedroom studios to four-bedroom houses or larger – was 32.25 months in 2018/19 – more than 2017/18 (26.5 months) and 2016/17 (28.25 months). The council operates a choice-based letting scheme, where applicants bid for properties they are interested in.

What does Band 2 mean for a council house?

Band 2: Medium priority – for example, people who are overcrowded because they lack 2 bedrooms, and people with severe medical problems.