When you apply to join the housing register, your application is assessed and placed into one of 5 bands. Which band you join is decided by an officer following an assessment of your current housing circumstances.
Please note: only applications who are aged over 55 will be accepted on to the housing register if they meet the criteria detailed in bands 4 and 5. In addition, they will only be eligible to be considered for sheltered accommodation.
Band one (urgent rehousing)
- Applicant or a member of their household has an overriding medical priority and whose property has been assessed by the councils private sector housing team who have identified category 1 hazards and is subject to a a repairs notice
- applicant is satisfied that a member of the household has medical priority and is a victim of harassment, violence, abuse or at significant harm
- property deemed unsuitable by our private sector housing team for habitation, due to disrepair, stability or lack of amenities
- statutory overcrowding as defined in the Housing Act 1985, unless caused deliberately
- a tenant who is overcrowded by 2 or more bedrooms
- accepted as homeless and in priority need
- rehousing required to avoid child being taken into care
- Partner Social Landlord tenant who is under occupying a property.
Band two (priority rehousing)
- Accepted as threatened with homelessness, including tied accommodation, agricultural workers, others on service tenancies
- intentionally homeless applicants
- other homeless, including non-priority groups and those who have refused a reasonable offer of accommodation in the public or private sector resulting in the council discharging its homelessness duty
- proven harassment, violence, abuse or other proven risk
- high medical or community care priority
- a tenant who is overcrowded by one bedroom
- a tenant whose property has been assessed by the councils private sector housing team who have identified category 1 hazards and is subject to a a repairs notice
- sharing facilities (kitchen, bathroom) and insufficient bedspace for household
- social landlord tenants in sheltered accommodation who want to move to another sheltered scheme
- separated family due to no suitable accommodation
- need to move on social or welfare grounds, i.e., specialist medical treatment, children leaving care, education/training.
Band three (in need of rehousing)
- Medium or community care medical priority.
- Generally their current accommodation is of the right size and has all facilities
- low medical priority.
- Applicants who do not have a local connection with Peterborough unless they need to move on social and welfare grounds
- applicants with sufficient resources to purchase a property (outright or by way of a mortgage) or who can afford to rent privately
- Owner occupiers who:
- are adequately housed, or
- have sufficient resources to finance the purchase of a suitable property (outright or by way of a mortgage) or
- have sufficient resources to rent privately and in the circumstances it would be reasonable for them to do so, or own or rent a property elsewhere which it would be reasonable for them to occupy.