The law states that we must assess whether an applicant is ‘eligible’ to join the housing register. The rules for this assessment are set out in Government regulations - Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No.1294) (‘the Eligibility regulations).

The legislation states that the following persons are ineligible:

  • A person subject to immigration control (with limited exceptions)
  • Certain other persons from abroad as defined by the above Regulations

After we receive your application, we will assess whether you are eligible to join Newcastle Homes.

If you are assessed that you are ineligible, you will not be allowed to join Newcastle Homes and will not be made an offer of social housing by Newcastle City Council.

Applicants who are ineligible are also not allowed to become a joint tenant to a tenancy.

You will need to provide us with proof that you are not subject to immigration control. Please see the Immigration Status Check page for more information.