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Lettings policy

When you apply for re housing we use the information you have provided on your application form to assess the level of priority you can be awarded on the housing list.

Our lettings policy explains how we do this. You can download a copy of our lettings policy below - 

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Local Lettings Policies

A small number of our properties may be subject to a Local Lettings Policy. This means that applicants may have to meet additional criteria in order to be considered for a property or certain groups of people might have priority over others. You can find out more about local lettings policies in our Letting Policy above. Any current local lettings policies are also available above.

Sensitive allocations

Occasionally we may advertise a property as a sensitive allocation. We will consider applicants' suitability for such a property based upon information we have about them, (such as previous criminal convictions or anti social behaviour history), and our knowledge of the property, its location or its neighbours.

Further information about sensitive allocations is available in our lettings policy (see above). If you require further information about the sensitive allocation for a specific property you have seen advertised, please contact the Homesearch Team.


If you do not think we have placed you into the correct band you can ask us to look at your application again.

Change of circumstances

If your circumstances have changed since you applied we may be able to reconsider your priority on our housing list. It is important that you tell us about any change in your circumstances as we may not be able to offer you a property that you have successfully bid for if our records are not correct.

Contact us

Hull City Council
PO Box 15

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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