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Priorities and preference

This content applies to England

This section explains priorities and preference between applicants in the allocation of local authority housing.

Schemes and priorities

Every housing authority must have an allocation scheme to determine housing priorities. 

Choice-based lettings

About choice-based letting schemes. 

Reasonable and additional preference

A local authority's duty to give reasonable and additional preference to certain categories of applicant. Adjusting the relative priorities of applicants. 

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