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Housing Register

What is a housing Register?

Birmingham City Council has a limited number of properties however the demand for them is great. To ensure we allocate our properties to those who are in the most need we operate a register. Those with the greatest need are given the highest priority and can choose where they wish to live.

How can I join the housing register?

To join our housing register you must be aged 16 or over.

We do not have enough properties to be able to re-house all of the applicants on our register. You are more likely to find a property if you have been given a high housing priority such as suffering from overcrowding or being threatened with homelessness.

You may NOT be eligible if you are any of the following:

  • UK citizens who has failed the Habitual Residence Test
  • Irish citizens who has failed the Habitual Residence Test
  • Commonwealth citizens with the right of abode who has failed Habitual Residence Test
  • European Economic Area national with an initial right to residence
  • European Economic Area national seeking work
  • European Economic Area national with permanent right of residency who has failed the Habitual Residence Test
  • Illegal immigrants/overstayers
  • Person with visas
  • Persons with no recourse to public funds
  • Persons with indefinite leave and sponsored
  • Person with indefinite leave, not sponsored but have failed the Habitual Residence Test

This information has been taken from the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness Regulations 2006; regulations 3 – 6 and is correct as of 28 August 2012.

Our register operates on how many points you have been awarded and not how long you have been registered.

To improve your chances of bidding successfully on a property you should try to be as flexible as possible about the type of property and the area of the city you would live in.

If you would like to apply to join our housing register you need to complete a housing application form.

If you need help to complete your form please contact us and we will offer you an appointment at your nearest Housing Advice Centre.

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Completed applications should be returned to;

Housing Options
PO Box 16352
Birmingham
B2 2YQ

Completed application forms can also be emailed to us by pressing 'Housing Options Team' below

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Housing Allocations Policy

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