Allocation of social housing
Rules for the allocation of local authority and housing association properties.
A local authority's duties in relation to applications for housing, and how local authorities can contract out certain of their allocation functions.
An explanation of local authority allocation schemes and exceptions to the rules governing the allocation of social housing.
A local authority can decide which classes of people can qualify for an allocation of accommodation under its scheme.
People might be ineligible for a social housing allocation under a local authority's allocation scheme based on their immigration or residence status.
A local authority should give reasonable and additional preference to certain categories of applicants in the allocation of housing.
Choice-based lettings schemes allow applicants to search, apply and bid for social rented properties in their area.
Guidance where a private registered provider of social housing (PRPSH) seeks possession, and their policies for rent arrears and antisocial behaviour.
Applicants have the right to get information regarding the status of their application and the right to a review of any decision.
Tenants may apply for a transfer to a different property, an exchange of their tenancy with another tenant, or a move to a new area.
Local authorities publish the matters for all social landlords to consider when framing their policies on the types of tenancies they grant.
Private registered providers of social housing (PRPSH) mainly grant secure or assured/assured shorthold tenancies depending on the date the tenancy commenced.
Private registered providers of social housing (PRPSH) usually allocate the majority of properties to tenants nominated by local authorities.
Registered social housing providers in England are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.