How long does it take for council to shortlist?

Shortlisting can take up to three weeks to complete. Applicants can receive 1 offer of suitable accommodation if in Band 1. If you refuse a suitable offer, your application can be suspended for 12 months.

What does shortlisted mean in housing?

To ensure that properties are allocated to those housing register applicants who are in the greatest housing need. Background. Once bidding closes, a shortlist is compiled of all those applicants who have expressed an interest in each property.

What does skipped mean on council bidding?

If you have been skipped it means that we have had to not consider you for a particular property and we have moved on to someone who may be in a lower band or be in the same band as you but have been on the housing register a shorter amount of time.

Is bidding first come first serve?

It is not first come, first serve. You have until the bid closes to place a bid.

How many candidates should be shortlisted?

For every 100 candidates you source. You need to shortlist 12 of them to interview. Two of them will receive an offer. One candidate will accept in order for you to get one successful hire.

What happens after shortlisting?

After you’re shortlisted, you can expect one or several interviews with a recruiter and hiring manager. You may also complete a skills assessment or other testing before being offered a position.

How do I join the Housing Register in Basingstoke?

To qualify to join the housing register in Basingstoke and Deane, you will need: having permanent employment of 16 hours or more in Basingstoke and Deane for two years prior to application

How do I contact Basingstoke and Deane Council?

To speak to the council’s housing team please email [email protected] or call 01256 844844. How can I apply for properties through Basingstoke and Deane Homebid? To bid for homes you have to apply and qualify to join our housing register.

Is there a shortage of social housing in Basingstoke?

There is a shortage of social housing in Basingstoke and Deane. Most applicants on the Housing Register will have to wait a long time for re-housing. Depending on your circumstances you may wish to consider other options such as renting in the private sector.

What is the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s policy on homeless people?

Homeless applicants accepted by the council and placed outside of the borough by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Additional local connection exceptions will apply for some applicants fleeing domestic violence or who have an urgent medical need.