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