Home Options Eligibility Checker

The impact of the household's living situation and ability to manage may be taken into account and legislation will be used as an aid in assessment. The Council will use the following guidelines to assess the level of overcrowding:
  • A single person aged 16 or over requires one bedroom.
  • A couple require one bedroom.
  • Two children of a different sex, where one is aged 10 or over, require 2 bedrooms.
  • Rooms measuring less than 50 square feet will not be counted as a bedroom.
  • A bedroom is classed as any habitable room, excluding a single living room for family use.