The information you include on your application form helps the council or other community landlord to decide:
The application form should allow you to explain in detail any special needs, difficulties or problems you or your family have. For example, if you have mobility problems.
You should also be able to include relevant information about overcrowding, disrepair, medical problems or disability, violence or harassment.
Most application forms will ask for:
- the name, age and gender of everyone in your household, and how they are related to you
- your income, and the income of any joint applicants
- where you currently live, and what facilities and conditions are like there
- where you have been living (usually over the past 5 years)
- whether you have any connections with the area, such as living, working or having family in the area
- the type of housing you need, including size, location and facilities.
Although some of the information may seem private, it is worth including as it may mean that you get extra priority. Enclose copies of any evidence that you have (such as photographs, letters from your doctor or other health professionals, or police incident reports) and take photocopies of everything before you hand it in.