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What property will you be able to bid for?
The size and type of property for which applicants are eligible will depend on the size of the household. As a minimum, the applicant’s household is entitled to one bedroom each for:
• A lone parent or couple (whether married, in a civil partnership or living together as a couple);
• Two children both aged under 10 years regardless of gender
• Two children of the same gender regardless of age (unless there is a 10 year age gap AND one child is at least 16 years old)
This assumes that all bedrooms are large enough to share. Where a bedroom is assessed as a single, it will usually be allocated to one person. Property adverts on Keyways will indicate not only the number of bedrooms but also the number of bed spaces, or persons the property can accommodate.
In certain circumstances, an applicant will be eligible to bid for a property that is smaller or larger than their household requires. For more information on this, please refer to the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme.