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Dorset Home Choice Common Allocations Policy Review 2013

(13th September - 22nd October 2013)

The Dorset Home Choice Housing Common Allocations Policy has been in place for just over 18 months. New legislation from central government has enabled local authorities to make changes to the rules that govern who can and cannot join the housing register and the prioritisation of applicants within that register. With these new powers in mind the five local authorities that use the common allocations policy (Borough of Poole, North Dorset District Council, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, West Dorset District Council and Purbeck District Council) have undertaken a review of the policy and are proposing to make changes in the following areas:

  • Qualification criteria to enable applicants to join the register
  • Banding criteria though which applicants are prioritised on the register
  • Bedroom number eligibility criteria
  • Actions that may arise if applicants do not actively bid (North Dorset District Council applicants only)
  • Actions that may arise for those applicants who persistently bid on properties and are offered those properties and then refuse them

You can see a full copy of the Draft Revised Dorset Home Choice Allocations Policy here.

We have created a survey for you to give us your views. The survey will remain open until the 22nd October 2013.

Please note that this does not apply to applicants to Bournemouth Borough Council as they have their own separate allocations policy.

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