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Bands

 

After your application to join the Housing Register has been assessed you'll be placed into one of four bands.

Applicants with the greatest housing need will be placed in band 1

Applicants in Bands 3 and 4 will stand little chance of being rehoused through the Housing Register and are advised to look at other housing options.

The following is a summary of the criteria for each band, however a more detailed breakdown for each band is also available:

 

   Band 1

  • You're a council or housing association tenant with two spare rooms wanting to move to a smaller place.
  • You're at least three bedrooms short of what you need.
  • You're a council or housing association tenant being moved out in the next three months for redevelopment or major repairs.
  • You need to move to a larger home to be a council foster carer.
  • You provide Branchout Supported Lodgings and need a larger property.
  • You or someone in your home has a serious health problem directly linked to your current housing.
  • You have been accepted onto the Community Supported Accommodation scheme.
  • You are a Council or housing association tenant and are moving out of an adapted property for which you have no need.
  • You are in hospital and cannot return to your home as it no longer meets your needs.
  • You're a young person leaving Externally Supported Accommodation.
  • You are a current or former member of the Armed forces and you meet one of the housing needs in Band 2. 

 

   Band 2

  • You're two bedrooms short of what you need.
  • You qualify for the Move-On scheme.
  • You're in the Supported Lodgings Scheme and you're ready to move to independent social housing.
  • You or someone in your home is suffering from severe harassment or is under real threat of harm.
  • You're homeless and the Council has a duty to house you
  • Where you live is in really bad condition and an environmental Health Officer has advised that the property should not be occupied due to a category 1 hazard
  • You're a Council or housing association tenant one bedroom short of what you need and you've had an assessment saying there's a category 1 space and crowding hazard.
  • You need to move and you are part of the Key Ring network.
  • You're a council or housing association tenant and you are under-occupying a property that is in high demand.
  • You're a young person leaving care in Bristol
  • You are a current of former member of the Armed Forces and you meet one of the housing needs in band 3.

 

   Band 3

  • You're a council or housing association tenant with one spare room wanting to move to a smaller place.
  • Your current property is overcrowded and you're one bedrooms short of what you need.
  • You're homeless but the council doesn't have a duty to house you
  • You or someone in your home has a serious health problem partly linked to your current housing which can't be adapted.
  • You or someone in your home need to move to a particular area to avoid hardship to you or others.

 

   Band 4

  • You haven't qualified for band 1, 2 or 3.