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Eligibility & Qualification

Acceptance on to the housing register


Bolsover District Council operates an open Housing Register. Subject to eligibility anyone aged 18 years and over can apply to go on the Housing Register.

Applicants must be eligible for social housing as per government legislation:

Who is eligible to apply for housing?

  • British Nationals aged 18 and over within the UK
  • British Nationals aged 18 and over living outside the UK
  • Nationals of EEA countries (European Countries plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) who are living here; or who are workers as defined by the EU; or have a right to live in the UK
  • EEA nationals (EU, EEA, EFTA and Swiss Nationals) who have the right of abode and are habitually resident in the UK
  • Those who have settled or pre settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • People who are subject to immigration control who have no restrictions on their call on public funds
  • Armed forces personnel and their families including those currently posted overseas and people returning from working overseas
Who is not eligible for housing?
  • People under the age of 18 will not normally be permitted onto the housing register
  • People who are resident in this country but who are prohibited by law from having access to public housing
  • People determined by the Secretary of State as ineligible as a result of their immigration status within the meaning of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. (These are people not eligible under Regulation 3 of the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006, and subsequent amendments (Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) The Secretary of State may in the future prescribe other persons or classes of persons who are not qualifying persons

Not all applicants who are eligible to apply to join the Housing register will be accepted for further details please see the Housing Allocations Policy for further details.

An applicant may not qualify if they:

  • Are considered unable to sustain a tenancy
  • Have knowingly given false information or withheld relevant information as part of their housing application
  • MAPPA: Applicants subject to Level 2 or 3 MAPPA arrangements may not qualify to join the register if determined by a senior manager in Housing, in conjunction with representatives from a MAPPA meeting as part of a risk management plan
  • BEHAVIOUR: Applicants whose behaviour is such that if they had been a secure tenant of the Local Authority there would have proven grounds for possession under schedule 2A of the Housing Act 1985
  • ARREARS: Applicants who owe current rent to a social housing provider or a private landlord, including Bolsover District Council tenants who owe current and former tenancy arrears
  • SOCIAL HOUSING TENANTS: Applicants who are current tenants, previous tenants, joint tenant or were a named member of a household but are reapplying to the register in their own right within 3 years of the previous tenancy start date or tenancy end date
  • APPLICANT ACTIONS: Where the action(s) of the applicant or household members is deemed to be unacceptable
  • ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: applicants who have been subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, a Community Projection Notice, a Closure or Premises order

Once submitted, your application will be suspended until all the relevant proofs have been received and your application has been reviewed. To obtain a username and password you will need to register to use this site. This only takes a moment and all you need are your personal details and application reference number. Once registered you will be able to upload proofs, inform us of changes to your circumstances/contact details and once your application is live you will be able to register interest against available properties.

For further information please see Bolsover Allocations Policy

In order to apply for housing with Bolsover District Council, applicants must have a connection to the Bolsover District Council area. Please see our Allocations Policy on our website for further information

Our Housing Allocation Policy states that to qualify for the Housing Register an applicant needs to demonstrate a local connection to Bolsover District. By continuing to apply you are acknowledging that you may not qualify to join the housing register, please refer to the Housing Allocation Policy on our website for further information

Please note that completion of a housing application does not guarantee acceptance of your application; or that an offer of housing will be made. Upon submission your application will be suspended and you will be advised of supporting documentation we require, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide supporting documentation within 28 days of your original application.

If we do not receive all the documentation we need, we will not be able to process your application which after 28 days will result in the application being cancelled and you would need to reapply.

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