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Who can apply?

While anyone can apply to join Under One Roof, there are rules regarding who can become a member of the scheme. In order to ensure that we meet housing needs and protect community safety, some applications may be refused on certain grounds. These may include:

  • People who have been convicted of using or allowing a property to be used for illegal or immoral purposes.
  • Serious anti-social behaviour; for example, nuisance or annoyance to neighbours, racial or other harassment, violence and intimidation to the community/council or Housing Association staff/elected members.

If an application is received from someone who has a history of anti-social behaviour, for example, then they may be 'excluded' from joining Under One Roof and bidding for properties. Applicants who are excluded will be sent a letter detailing the reasons for this decision and have the right to ask for a review of this decision.

Applicants wishing to ask for a review must do so within 21 days of receiving the letter. We will then review the reasons for exclusion and decide if the decision taken is correct.