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CastlePoint

Step 1 - Registration



You will be able to apply for properties through Castle Point HomeChoice if you are a housing applicant and have registered on the housing register or you are a tenant of Castle Point Council or one of our partner Housing Associations and have registered for a transfer. For details on how to apply to join the housing register click Who Can Use the Service.

Either at the start of the scheme or when you are accepted on to the housing register we will write to tell you:

  • Your housing application number
  • The band your application has been placed in and your effective date. Click Prioritising Applications for more information.
  • The number of bedrooms you are entitled to.

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances so that we can reassess your application and if necessary make changes to your band and effective date.

Property Size

You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your family. The following table tells you how we normally decide on the number of bedrooms that you are eligible for:


 

        Number of Bedrooms
 Household Type  Bedsit  1  2  3  4
 Single Adult  Bedsit  1 Bed      
 Couples  Bedsit  1 Bed      
1 Child families with a child under 5 years of age    1 Bed    
1 Child families with a child of 5 years of age or over      2 Bed    
2 Child families where children of the same sex      2 Bed    
2 Child families where children are of different sexes but the eldest child is under 10 years of age      2 Bed    
2 Child families where children are of different sexes but one or both are 10 years of age or over        3 bedrooms  
Families with 3 or 4 children*        3 bedrooms
Families with 5 or more children*          4 Bedrooms

* The maximum number of bedrooms will follow the rule for age and sex separation given for families with two children. Non-dependent children over 18,cousins, grandchildren and other relatives will normally be assessed using the same rules.

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