You must choose one housing organisation to administer your application. If you are a tenant of a Cumbria Choice partner your application must be administered by them. If you are a former tenant of a Cumbria Choice partner your application must be administered by them. They will assess your priority for housing and review your application each year.
When you are accepted onto the Register you will receive a letter with your registration number, date of registration and Band - the priority you have been given for housing. You will need to keep this information as you will need it in the future when you start applying for properties.
It is important that you tell Cumbria Choice immediately of any change in your circumstances as failure to do this may mean that you cannot be offered a property.
You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your family. The following table tells you how we normally decide on the number of bedrooms that you are eligible for:
|Number of Bedrooms|
|2 adults (non couple)|
|2+ adults (non couple)|
|Household with one child|
|Household with two children|
|Household with three children|
|Household with 3+ children|
1. In low demand areas applicants are able to bid for a larger property.
2. Households with access to children will not be able to include them as part of the household in relation to property size.
3. In South Lakeland District Council area applicants without children will not be considered for houses.