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Who got it ?

All bids received will be put in priority order to produce a shortlist of applicants for each property advertised. The shortlist is ordered by the following criteria:

  • Applicant's Band
  • How many Housing Needs (HN) within each band each applicant has
  • "Effective Date" (i.e. How long an applicant has been in that band)
  • Registration Date (i.e. How long an applicant has been on the register)

After the bidding cycle closes at 23.59 on the Wednesday, the top applicant's details will be passed on to the partner landlord of the property -the Housing Association.

Following this, if your name is at the top of the short list you will be contacted by the landlord to discuss further details. This could be within a few days or a couple of weeks dependent on when the property is ready to view.The landlord of the property will carry out any outstanding eligibility checks, (e.g. rent checks, household circumstance checks, proof of ID, child access).

You may then be invited to view the property unless there are reasons why the partner landlord is unable to do this, for example if you have rent arrears or legal action is being taken against you for breaching a tenancy condition. If we are unable to offer the property to the applicant at the top of the list we will move to the next applicant and so on.

If you decide to refuse the property it will be offered to the next person on the shortlist. You will not normally be penalised for refusing a property and will continue to be able to bid for properties advertised, however we will review your banding.

If you are offered a property you will not be short listed for other properties until you have decided to either accept or refuse the offer.

If you accept the property you will be advised when you can move in. The RPSH will also tell you when you can sign the tenancy agreement and collect the keys.