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Ashfield & Mansfield Homefinder

Step 1 - Registration

People seeking a Council or Housing Association property in Ashfield or Mansfield will need to complete a Housing Application form. For details on how to apply to join the housing register click Who Can Use the Service.

To apply for Council Housing click Login/My Account. Alternatively you can complete a paper form. If you are currently registered for housing within Ashfield or Mansfield you will be asked to re-register with Homefinder.

Applications are assessed according to need and you will be placed in one of five Housing Needs Bands. The bands reflect how urgently you need to move. Band 1 will contain applicants with a high level of housing need and Band 5 will contain applicants with very little or no housing need.

You will be advised of the band you have been placed in and the reason for your banding. You will also be advised what type of property you are eligible to bid for and how to bid.

Either at the start of the scheme or when you are accepted on to the housing register we will write to tell you:

  • Your housing application number
  • The band your application has been placed in and your priority date. Click Prioritising your applications for more information.
  • The number of bedrooms you are entitled to.

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances so that we can reassess your application and if necessary make changes to your band and priority date.

Property Size

You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your family. The following table tells you how we normally decide on the number of bedrooms that you are eligible for:

This table is to be used as a general guide only

Elderly Bedsit

General Needs Bedsit 1 Bedroom Flat 1 Bedroom Bungalow 1 Bedroom House 2 Bedroom Flat 2 Bedroom Bungalow 2 Bedroom House 3 Bedroom Flat 3 Bedroom House 4+ Bedroom House
1 Adult under 60 years   x x   x x          
1 Adult over 60 years x   x x x x x        

Cohabiting Couple under 60 years

    x   x x          
Cohabiting Couple over 60  years     x x x x x        
2 non-cohabiting adults, both under 60           x          
2 non-cohabiting adults, one over 60 years           x x        
1 Adult (or cohabiting couple) with 1 child or expecting 1st child           x   x      
1 Adult (or cohabiting couple) with 2 children           x   x x x  
1 Adult (or cohabiting couple) with 3 children                 x x x
1 Adult (or cohabiting couple) with 4 or more children                   x x
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