Waiting Time Calculator terms
In order to help applicants or potential applicants decide whether social housing is right for them, the Waiting Time Calculator gives information such as:
- where housing associations have properties
- the number of lettings in the borough’s various areas
- the number of applicants waiting to be housed
- estimated waiting times
The Waiting Time Calculator is an interactive guide. It allows users to roughly estimate how long it may take to get a housing association property through nomination by us to a housing association.
The data used to supply the information is taken from snapshots updated at intervals. As such, it should be used with caution, and while every care is taken to ensure the data’s accuracy, errors may occur.
Also, estimated waiting times calculated here are based on historic data, and, namely, data from the last 12 months. There is no guarantee that the same letting patterns will be seen in the next 12 months. Consequently, these figures should only ever be used as a rough estimate when considering waiting times.
Please note that older persons’ accommodation includes properties that have been designated for an older age group, which is usually over 55 or 60 years.
It is very important to note that the Waiting Time Calculator only applies to applicants in bands A, B or C. The estimated waiting times calculated do not account for applicants in the priority band in need of immediate housing. Consequently, these figures should only be used as a rough estimate of the number of applicants ahead of you on the waiting list.
As applicants can change where they want to live, the number ahead of you on the waiting list for a particular area could change.