Join the housing register

Size of property and mobility category

You’ll be on the Housing Register for properties with a certain number of bedrooms.  We work this out using our allocation rules and any specific need you or your family have.

Some people in your family will normally be expected to share a bedroom:
  • any two adults living together as a couple
  • any two children under 10
  • any two brothers or two sisters if the difference in their age is less than seven years - it doesn’t matter how old they are

Guidelines for property sizes:

Single person
Studio or small one bedroom flat

Single person, a couple or a family with a baby under 12 months

One bedroom property. Couple may be given preference over single people

Family with one child or two children under 10

Two bedroom property

Family with 2 children of the same sex

Two bedroom property

Families with more than 2 children

A property with 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms depending on the number, age and gender of the children

Mobility categories

All households on the Housing Register are given a mobility category from one to four, based on their physical needs.

This makes it simpler for you to search for suitable properties if anyone you live with can’t use stairs or uses a wheelchair. All property descriptions will clearly state the mobility category.

Category 1 - property is suitable for a full time wheelchair user
Category 2 - property is accessible to a wheelchair but not adapted inside
Category 3 - property is on the ground floor or there is a lift with level access
Category 4 - no special requirements