Policy Housing Allocation Policy

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20. Departure from Local connection requirements

Examples of such situations are detailed below although this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Allocation of specialist housing where there are a limited number of eligible applicants through the normal allocations process and where that accommodation would otherwise remain unused.

Decisions in exceptional circumstances will be taken by the Housing Enabling and Allocations Manager.

The following decisions are made outside of Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996, and are outside the scope of the Allocations Policy:

  • Succession on a tenant’s death.
  • Assignment to a person who would be qualified to succeed to the tenancy on the tenant’s death.
  • Transfer of the tenancy by a court under family law provisions.
  • An order made under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.
  • Transfers initiated by the Local Housing Authority.
  • Acceptance of a surrender and re-granting of tenancy to another partner.

Individual RPs will have their own policies which will apply in the circumstances.

The provisions of part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 do not apply to an allocation of housing accommodation to a person who is already a secure or introductory tenant unless the allocation involves a transfer of housing accommodation for that person and is made on his / her application.