Bassetlaw District Council has delegated the operation of the lettings policy to the Director of Regeneration. Discretion can be used to deviate from the Policy on the grounds of fairness and good housing management.
Discretionary decisions can be taken by an authorised Bassetlaw District Council Senior Officer on the following grounds:
- To make an offer to an applicant other than the one whose bid is first
- To withdraw a property from the Homefinder Choice Based Lettings Scheme for direct allocation to an applicant
- To make decisions in order to make best use of the housing stock
- To make a direct allocation of a property in an Extra Care Scheme following referral from Adult Social Care and Health Team of Nottinghamshire County Council
- To withdraw a property from the Homefinder Choice Based Lettings Scheme
- To waive the Lettings Policy in exceptional circumstances
- To make decisions where the Lettings Policy does not cover adequately an applicant’s special circumstances
- To suspend an applicant from the Housing Register
- To exclude an applicant from the Housing Register
- To agree terms for the lifting of the suspension of a housing application
- To not make an offer to an applicant in special circumstances
- To suspend the offer of accommodation pending further investigation
- To withdraw an offer to an applicant in special circumstances
- To apply restrictions to an applicant’s right to be considered for a particular area or property type where this is not in the best interests of the applicant, a member of their household or the community
- To accept an applicant who is assessed as in Band E into another band where failure to do so would cause hardship to the applicant or their family
- To extend the period of time in which an applicant can apply to have a decision reviewed (see section 9)
- To directly allocate properties which have been fully adapted for a disabled person to use.
An applicant’s right to a review of a decision affecting their application under this section is set out in section 9.
Last Updated on Friday, October 13, 2023