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Prioritising applications

Changes in Circumstances

For applicants whose circumstances change, moving them to a higher band including those placed in the emergency band, the registration date will start from the date they moved into the higher band.


For those applicants whose circumstances change, moving them into a lower band their registration date will remain unchanged.

Properties advertised on Homefinder Somerset are usually offered to applicants based on banding and registration date and the individual choices made by applicants.

Further details on how applications will be banded and prioritised can be found in our policy. Please remember to tell us about any changes in your circumstances by logging into your online account and updating your application form.


The Homefinder Somerset Scheme prioritises applicants into the following bands:


In addition there is an emergency band for applicants that require an 'urgent' move to ensure their safety and welfare. Specific rules apply to applicants in the emergency band.

Equality & Diversity

Our approach to equality and diversity issues can be seen in our Equalities Assessment, shown in our publications.