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What Type and Size of Property can I bid for?

Some people will get less Housing Benefit than they did before. That means that you may be bidding on a property, but if you need Housing Benefit it won't cover the rent of the property, so you will have a shortfall to make up. Click here for more info

In the Home4U system you can bid only for properties of a type and size that are suitable to your needs, as shown below. You are informed of which properties these are when your housing application is accepted or reviewed.

For general needs properties

Number of Bedrooms: Studio flat
Family Size and Composition: Single person

Number of Bedrooms: One bedroom
Family Size and Composition: Single person, Couple, Single person or couple with access to child/children

Number of Bedrooms: Two bedroom (either one double and one single or two doubles)
Family Size and Composition: Family with one child, Related non-couple, i.e brother and sister, Couple with independent medical recommendation for separate bedrooms, Single person or couple with verified need for a live-in carer

Number of Bedrooms: Three bedroom (one double and two singles
Family Size and Composition: Family with two or three children

Number of Bedrooms: Three bedroom (three doubles)
Family Size and Composition: Family with two or three children, Four bedroom (three doubles and one single), Family three children, where none can share a bedroom, Family four children, Four bedroom (three doubles and one single) Family with five or more children, Five bedroom any combination Family with five or more children

There are a very few exceptions to these criteria. If you need further information please contact Stevenage Borough Council on 01438 242666 or North Hertfordshire District Council on 01462 474000.

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