Step 2 - Local Eligibility Criteria
To prove your residency you are required to submit evidence which could include: Household utility bills, Council tax bill, Landlord contract, Electoral register entry form
Please ensure that the documents you submit are dated within the last 2 to 3 months.
To provide evidence of a relative who lives in the District please provide:
Documentation of your relationship – marriage certificates, birth certificates,
Proof of their residency – as listed above
To prove your employment status over the last three years please provide any of the following documents: HM Revenues & Customs tax documents, Employment contract, Written letter from your employer
Failure to provide some or all of the required information will deem your application unsuccessful for entry onto Part 1 and you will be given the option to be placed on Part 2 of the register.
1 A family member is defined in S113 and S186 of the Housing Act 1985 as follows: A person is a member of another's family within the meaning of this Part if— (a) he is the spouse [ or civil partner ] 1 of that person, or he and that person live together as husband and wife [ or as if they were civil partners ] 2 , or (b) he is that person's parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. (2) For the purpose of subsection (1)(b)— (a) a relationship by marriage [ or civil partnership ] 3 shall be treated as a relationship by blood, (b) a relationship of the half-blood shall be treated as a relationship of the whole blood, (c) the stepchild of a person shall be treated as his child, and (d) an illegitimate child shall be treated as the legitimate child of his mother and reputed father. Exemptions are stated in clause 39 of the Act.
Exceptional circumstances will be considered at the District Council’s discretion.
2 Applicants that are self-employed will need to meet both the residence criteria and prove that they work more than 16 hours per week to meet the local connection to the area condition.