All bids received will be put in priority order to produce a list of qualifying applicants for each property advertised. The landlord of the property will carry out any further checks needed, (e.g. rent payment, family size). You may be visited as part of this process. If your circumstances are not as you described them then you may be overlooked for that property.
The order of the list takes into account any local connections required, the priority band and the application date. The date will be the date you originally applied or a more recent date if you have moved up a band since applying.
If your name is the highest on the priority list you will normally be invited to view the property, unless there is a reason why we are unable to do this, for example, if you have rent arrears or you are in breach of a tenancy agreement. If we are unable to offer the property to the highest placed applicant we will normally move to the next applicant and so on.
However, we reserve the right to offer the property to someone further down the list, if the property has features that meet their particular needs.
If you refuse the property, it will be offered to the next person on the priority list. You will not normally be penalised for refusing a property and will be able to bid for other properties advertised.
If you are offered a property you will not be short listed for other properties until you have decided to either accept or refuse the offer. If you are lucky enough to be at the top of two lists, tell us which one you would prefer.
If you accept the property you will be advised when you will be able to move in. The landlord will give you a date for signing the tenancy agreement and collecting the keys.