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What can I bid on?

What happens once I have submitted my housing register application and additional information?

Your circumstances will be assessed individually once we receive everything we need from you. We will write to you to confirm the outcome of your application. If you have applied online you will already have your six digit login reference and have set up your memorable date. If you did not register online your login reference and memorable date will be confirmed in your letter. You will need to change your memorable date when you login to your account for the first time.

Once your application is active you can then start to bid for properties you are eligible for.

What type of property can I be considered for?

To make best use of homes you may be restricted to certain types of accommodation depending on your household.

These are some examples:

  • Bungalows will initially be given to applicants over 60 years old and to disabled customers with appropriate occupational therapist recommendations where adapted
  • Adapted properties will be advertised with priority to applicants assessed by an occupational therapist as requiring the adaptations already carried out to the property

If there is no interest in a property with a minimum age limit, a decision will be made jointly with Doncaster Council whether to lower the age limit and readvertise.

If a property is age designated and the age limit has been lowered below 60 then priority will be given in the first instance to:

  • Applicants over 60 in priority band order
  • Remaining applicants in reverse age order starting with the oldest applicant
  • This excludes applicants in the general band who will be considered after all other applicants including those on the transfer list

See the property and bedroom eligibility guide for property types and sizes you may be eligible for

Description

 

Type

 

Bedrooms

Bedsit

Flat

Bungalow

Maisonette

House

Minimum

Maximum

Single person

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Singles person + overnight access to 1 child

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Single person +

overnight access to 2

or more children

 

Y

Y

Y

 

2 adults

 

Y

Y Y

 

Couple

 

Y

Y Y

 

Household + 1 child*

 

Y

Y Y Y

Household + 2

Children

 

Y

Y Y Y

3 Adults

 

Y

Y Y Y

Household + 3

Children

 

Y

Y Y Y

Household + 4

Children

 

Y

Y Y Y

Household + 5 or

more children #

 

Y

Y Y Y

4 Adults

 

Y

Y Y Y


* Includes confirmed pregnancy of 21 weeks and over.
# Three bed accommodation will only be allocated if it does not result in a household being overcrowded.
Bedroom allocations for applicants with children are dependent on their age.

When are the properties advertised and how do I bid?

We advertise available properties weekly each Thursday at 00:01 to Monday at 23:59. This is known as ‘the bidding cycle’. You can place up to three bids per cycle and revise your bids at any time over the five days as the time you bid does not affect your final queue position in the bidding shortlist.

Please only bid on properties you are interested in and use the days during the bidding cycle to research the area to make sure if you are successful you would consider the property. If you refuse properties your band will be reviewed and your application may be suspended.