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Banding Criteria

Wiltshire Council operates the following banding system to prioirtise housing need and the assessment of housing applications.

Eligible to Bid for all properties


Statutory Requirements

Emergency Medical or Welfare need

Care Leavers

Corporate Responsibility

Under Occupying - transfers only

Band 1

(Emergency Need)



Social Care

Injured, sick or disabled serving or former Armed Forces personnel

Move On

Urgent medical and welfare need

Band 2

(High Need)

No Fixed Abode & Insecurity of tenure

Temporary Accommodation

Seriously overcrowded

Medical and Welfare need

Other Statutory requirements

Band 3

(Medium Need

Lacking or sharing facilities


Armed Forces

Intentionally homeless

Sheltered or Extra Care

Band 4

(Low Need)

Eligible to bid on selected properties

Open Market Register

Low Cost Home Ownership

Home Buy

Shared Ownership

Market rented properties

Older people accommodation

Specialist accommodation for those with specific needs