In some circumstances applicant/applications can be refused onto Tyne and Wear Homes. This will be assessed using your chosen local authority's eligibility criteria.
By law, the following people will not be able to join the register:
Those subject to immigration control under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996
Those who are from abroad who are not subject to immigration control nor habitually resident in the UK, the Channel Isles, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland
However, the rules around immigration are very complex. Please contact your local authority for further information.
You may be assessed to be ineligible if you are guilty of unsuitable behaviour. This also includes household members.
Unacceptable behaviour is behaviour which would, if the person was either a Council tenant or a member of a Council tenant’s household, entitle the landlord to take possession proceedings under certain grounds contained in the Housing Act 1985.
Examples can include:
Housing related debt
Previous/current property damage
Serious anti-social behaviour
Convicted of allowing the property to be used for illegal or immoral purposes
Committing domestic violence
Convicted of an offence in the property or in the area of a property
Making a false statement in order to obtain accommodation
Failing to provide relevant information that has been reasonably requested to verify your application
Once your application has been assessed you will be advised if you are not eligible to join Tyne and Wear Homes.