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Q: Is it worth applying for council housing with low priority needs?

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That depends on how great your desire is to be housed by the council. A lot will depend on who else is on the list and their needs. You may not rank very highly if you are not classed as homeless or live in cramped conditions or fit any of the other priority criteria; but then you never know there might not be many in your area who are, therefore you may be of a similar standing as many of the other applicants. It is still worth applying because you have nothing to lose by doing so.

It might take a couple of hours or so to fill out the form and submit it, but as long as you can answer “yes” to at least one of the criteria – perhaps you have lived in the area a long time or you work in the area – then you should have some hope of getting on the list. If you do not meet ANY of the criteria, then your chances are probably pretty remote.