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Application evidence

You can upload any evidence and information beofre you submit your application.  If you do not have the information available, you can also send this after the application has been submitted. You have 28 days from the date of your application to supply evidence of

Identity for you and any partner or joint applicant.

If you are unable to supply evidence,your application will be closed.

Subject to certain exceptions if you have not lived in Somerset for six of the last 12 months or 3 of the last 5 years you must also evidence a local connection to Somerset. Please contact the Local Authority responsible for your application for further information.

To prove your identity you must evidence your NI, Name & Address(within the last 12 months) although this can be included on the same piece of evidence .

The documents do not need to be originals, although we do reserve the right to request to see original documentation.

Evidence can be emailed directly to the local authority responsible for your application.


In addition in order to be included on the Homefinder Somerset housing register you must also provide a five year address history and prove that you have a local connection to Somerset (subject to certain exceptions).  You will be required to provide evidence of your local connection.