You may be excluded from the Housing Needs Register if:

  • you are subject to immigration control
  • you are under the age of 60 and do not have a recognised housing need or local connection as outlined in this policy
  • the Senior Officer Panel has decided that either your behaviour (or that of your household) has been unacceptable or anti-social and is serious enough to make you unsuitable as a tenant. Unacceptable behaviour includes supplying false or misleading information.

We will write to tell you why we are excluding your application from the Housing Needs Register, and tell you how long it is to be excluded for. This period can be indefinite if the behaviour has been seriously anti-social.

You have the right to ask for a review of the decision. Otherwise, you can apply again at the end of the exclusion period, when the Senior Officer Panel will reconsider your circumstances.

In some cases, the council may decide that the behaviour is not serious enough to remove you from the Housing Needs Register but that your application should not receive any reasonable preference (to which you would otherwise be entitled). 'Reasonable preference' is the term used to describe the factors which are used to decide what priority your application has on the Housing Needs Register.