Changes from sole to joint applications and vice versa

Sole to Joint applications

If you are a sole applicant who does not have a tenancy with the council or Registered Provider and wish to become a joint applicant with another non-tenant, we will reassess your application and update it to include the other applicant.

If you are both already registered on the Housing Needs Register we will reassess both applications, keep and update the application which has the highest priority, and cancel the other.

If you are a sole applicant who does have a tenancy with the council or Registered Provider, we will reassess your application and update it to include the new joint applicant.

If that person is already registered on the Housing Needs Register their sole application will be cancelled.

Joint to sole

If we need to end a joint tenancy (for example in the event of a relationship breakdown) the main applicant will normally keep the original application number.

We will ask them to complete a change of circumstances form so that the application can be updated and reassessed.

The other applicant will be removed from the original application and asked to complete a new Housing Needs Register application so they can reapply for a sole application.

We will assess the new application and write to the applicant with confirmation of their band and banding date.