If you live in Cornwall and are looking to rent a Tamar property or are living in a Tamar property and want to transfer within Cornwall you should apply direct via Cornwall HomeChoice.
The only way to apply for a transfer is by using the Cornwall HomeChoice scheme. To find out about how it works you can visit the website at http://www.cornwallhomechoice.org.uk
When you apply to your local authority, they will give you a priority banding, A to E. The band you get will depend on your circumstances. Examples of the banding are given below, although the final decision is always made by your local authority.
A = Emergency Housing
Urgent medical need, emergency disrepair, moving to escape violence.
B = High Housing Need
Overcrowded by 2 or more rooms, moving to smaller property, high health or wellbeing need.
C = Medium Housing Need
Overcrowded by 1 room, moving to a smaller property, medium health or wellbeing need, living above 3rd floor with children under 8…
D= Low Housing Need
Low health or wellbeing need,
E = No Housing need
Bidding for properties
Once you have been allocated a band you will be able to bid for a new property. Normally the successful applicant will be the applicant from the highest band who bids. Where there is more than one applicant in a band the date of the application is used to decide who gets the property.
You can view the properties on Cornwall HomeChoice and place bids via the website at http://www.cornwallhomechoice.org.uk they are also advertised in The West Briton News.