You are unlikely to be offered a home with us. However, we will consider an application if you find yourself in the following circumstances:
- in cases where the property has not been let, but the owner cannot secure entry to the property. This could, for example, be where it is not safe to enter the property due to severe structural faults or where there are squatters living in the property
- where it is probable that occupying the property will lead to abuse from someone currently living in the property
- where it is probable that occupying the property will lead to abuse from someone who previously resided with the applicant whether in that property or elsewhere
- where occupation of the property may endanger the health of the occupants and there are no reasonable steps that can be taken by the applicant to prevent that danger.
If you’d like further advice on what options are available to you then please visit one of our local housing offices and speak with a housing officer.
If you meet the criteria, and we give you priority for rehousing, you may be offered a home for a fixed term of six months.
This will allow you time to sell your property and find a home which meets your needs.