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Housing allocation scheme

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

6. Allocations exceptions

The scheme covers all Council and Registered Provider properties, which the Council have nomination rights for. These are available to let on an Introductory Tenancy, Secure Tenancy, or Assured Tenancy and include flexible tenancies and those let under the affordable rented schemes. The following are not considered to be an allocation under this scheme:

  • Statutory right of succession to a tenancy on the death of the original tenant.
  • When an introductory tenancy becomes a secure tenancy at the end of the probationary period.
  • Where a Court makes a decision about a tenancy (such as an order under the Children Act).
  • Where we let a property directly to someone as temporary accommodation only. This may include people who need to move out for a while whilst refurbishment is carried out (temporary decant), but does not include people who need to be moved out of their home permanently.
  • Where the tenant is returning to the property after refurbishment or improvement.
  • Mutual exchanges.
  • Tenancies granted under section 39 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 or sections 554 and 555 of the Housing Act 1985.
  • Allocation of pitches on traveler sites within the borough


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